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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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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


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.... 


Industri Tools & Equipment – specialists in the supply and support of tools and equipment – is set to open a retail outlet at70 Watt Street, Meadowdale, Johannesburg on 19 October 2023.
Easy access to just the right tool
29th September 2023

Industri Tools & Equipment – specialists in the supply and support of tools and equipment to industrial sectors throughout Southern Africa – is soon to open a retail outlet in Johannesburg. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station using... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


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Firm applies orbital technology to heat exchangers
15th September 2023

An even higher standard of welding on heat exchangers will now be achieved by specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering, with the installation of two orbital welding machines from... 


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Welding standards critical for process efficiencies
15th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a member of industry body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), South African capital equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment emphasises the importance of welding standards in the... 


Litghium from the Kathleen Valley project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources is evaluating the sale of direct shipping ore at its Kathleen Valley project as an opportunity for early cash generation. 


Monadelphous wins Greenbushes contract
8th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Engineering firm Monadelphous Group has been awarded a A$160-million contract from Talison Lithium at the Greenbushes site, in Western Australia, for the construction of the chemical grade plant 3... 


A platinum bar
WPIC opens new liaison office in Shenzhen
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) officially opened its new liaison office in Shenzhen, China, on August 22. Located in the heart of Shenzhen’s Shuibei area, renowned as China’s major... 


Eskom's Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built. 


Aerial view of the Langer Heinrich mine
Langer Heinrich uranium restart project, Namibia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Paladin Energy is continuing to execute its strategy of returning the Langer Heinrich mine to production. 


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Steel industry vital for South Africa’s industrialisation, Majola says
31st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Fikile Majola has stressed the impact of the local steel industry and its importance to South Africa’s industrialisation, and the challenges that the... 


BHP cuts the ribbon at new training center
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has cut the ribbon at its FutureFit Academy in Western Australia, as part of its commitment to create 2 500 new traineeships and apprenticeships nationally over five years and... 


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Paladin marks ongoing progress in Namibia
25th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The 2023 financial year saw Australia-based Paladin Energy continue to execute on its strategy of returning the Langer Heinrich Mine (LHM), in Namibia, to production, with the restart project well... 


Canisters filled with uranium hexafluoride gas that must be enriched to power reactors. Converting milled uranium into this gas is the most acute bottleneck in the US nuclear fuel cycle.
The race to ditch Russian uranium starts in New Mexico’s desert
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

In a remote, dusty corner of New Mexico, so near to the Texas border that if you wander too close your smartphone changes time zones, sits a pristine factory that is the best chance for the US to... 


Pensana's Longonjo mine
Pensana progresses upfront cost reduction of planned Longonjo mine
21st August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana has advised that it is on track to re-engineer the Longonjo project, in Angola, to reduce its upfront capital cost to $200-million and complete financial due diligence for... 


Steel Magnolias: SAISC supports the empowerment of women in the steel sector
Steel Magnolias: SAISC supports the empowerment of women in the steel sector
21st August 2023

Helping women to realise their potential is central to the vision of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), which wants to see women participating at every level of the steel... 


Local steel industry in prime ‘springboard’ position
18th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite contributing only a small percentage to global steel production, the South African steel sector supplies critical components to the global economy, says industry body Southern African... 


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Ineos Automotive acquires vehicle conversion business in Botswana
17th August 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,... 


New remote-controlled continuous miner supplied to India
New remote-controlled continuous miner supplied to India
13th August 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) JA Engineering has delivered its low-mid-seam, remote-controlled JAE38 Wildcub continuous miner machine to a mining project in India. The Wildcub JAE 38,... 


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Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 


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Gold investment remains resilient, WGC report shows
1st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite some softness in some areas of the market, the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report for the second quarter, released on August 1, shows that investment demand has shown... 


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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.... 


PFERD’s high-performance grinding solution, CC-GRIND ROBUST, wins top award at K.I.T.E.
21st July 2023

PFERD-South Africa has been awarded the prestigious General Machinery and Equipment award in the International Company Design and Manufacture category for its innovative CC-GRIND ROBUST grinding... 


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Woodside closes difficult quarter
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported a 5% decline in production during the second quarter ended June, compared with the first quarter, owing to planned turnaround and maintenance activities.... 


Altech raises funds for German battery plans
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery technology company Altech Batteries has announced plans to raise A$15.8-million in a share placement and pro-rata entitlement offer to fund its CERENERGY and Silumina anode projects in... 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t produced in the first quarter, representing an 11% increase quarter-on-quarter. 


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Local burner and boiler solutions
12th July 2023

Steinmüller Africa offers boilers and burners as a part of its engineering services and designs and manufactures coal-, oil- and gas-fired boilers and pulverised burners at its facility in... 


Production resumes at Savannah
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has resumed nickel/copper/cobalt concentrate production at its Savannah project, in Western Australia, after successfully repairing the filter press. In mid-June,... 


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Edge computing can bring processing power to where it is required
7th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Businesses are starting to see the value of doing work at the edge where the data is being generated and where it needs to be processed, and the edge is finding a vital niche, said information and... 


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Firm completes KZN sugar mill project
7th July 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG is a pivotal player in the sugar sector, and its regional workshop in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), recently completed a refurbishment, fabrication and... 


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Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel warehouse, and has expanded its product offering and services
Upgrades, expansion drive satisfaction
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and industry leadership, steel and technology group Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel... 


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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 


The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula sets another copper concentrate production record
5th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t... 


PGI reports recovery in jewellery sector
29th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has noted a recovery in demand in the jewellery sector, led by gold jewellery, in the first quarter of this year. The organisation notes in... 


Panoramic's quick-fix at Savannah fails
29th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources’ initial efforts to repair a crack in the filter press pressure plate at the Savannah process plant, in Western Australia, has proven unsuccessful. In mid-June,... 


Stephen Rose
Unlocking Africa's data centre potential: A strategic approach to site selection
27th June 2023

By Stephen Rose – Director for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Mission Critical Facilities Africa unit. Africa's data centre market is booming, ringing in an era of hyperscale for the continent.  


Manganese oxide delivery approved for demonstration plant
23rd June 2023

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals, in March, received approval from the Botswana Department of Mines to export 100 t of manganese oxide material from its fully-owned K.Hill manganese... 


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Regional Expansion
23rd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

International minerals processing specialist Multotec will be opening its new 4 000 m2 manufacturing facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in July. This facility is geared to manufacture the... 


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Cut-N-Weld: Distributors of cutting and welding equipment
23rd June 2023

Cut-N-Weld imports a broad range of high-quality welding and cutting products. These products are distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa from our warehouses and an intensive distributor network.... 


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