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LBMA points out green shoots, prospects in South African gold beneficiation
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the electricity supply constraints and economic and political uncertainty in South Africa, there are growing opportunities to further enhance the country’s gold beneficiation, says the... 

Akobo starts building processing plant at Segele, progresses refinery talks
8th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Akobo Minerals has progressed with the development of its Segele project, in Ethiopia, during the first quarter of the year. Notably, the company has completed fabrication and shipping... 

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Ivanhoe achieves record copper production at Kamoa-Kakula
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper miner Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has achieved a monthly production record of 35 856 t of copper concentrate during May.  Copper... 

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Neom green hydrogen facility, Saudi Arabia – update
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has become the first gigawatt-scale hydrogen scheme to reach a final investment decision. 

The vital role of reliable water infrastructure in preventing cholera outbreaks: SAPPMA's commitment to quality pipes and infrastructure
1st June 2023

The recent cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal in the Gauteng province, as well as in Limpopo and the Free State resulting in the tragic loss of 23 lives, serves as a stark reminder of the critical... 

The future of metal fabrication and PFERD’s advanced CC-GRIND ROBUST
31st May 2023

Dennis Phillips, National Sales Manager at PFERD-South Africa, outlines the future trends driving the local and international metal fabrication sectors and highlights the advanced CC-GRIND ROBUST... 

Japan, China, US, India remain strong platinum jewellery markets – PGI
29th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its latest ‘Platinum Jewellery Business Review 2023’ report, market organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) says Japan remains the biggest platinum market per capita, where platinum is... 

Conference awards manufacturers for 4IR innovation in mining sector
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several manufacturers were recognised for their innovation and efforts in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space at the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards during the first... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 

Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chiabanguza
Loadshedding resulted in 25% y/y employment drop in metals, engineering sector 
24th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

A recent study carried out by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) to assess the impact of loadshedding on the metals and engineering sector revealed a... 

Valves must be hydrostatically tested by the valve manufacturer to ensure no leaks
Firm provides tips to avoid rust
19th May 2023

Ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves, check valves, and valve assemblies are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous... 

Efficient Engineering leads the pack after 55 years
17th May 2023

Specialist fabrication powerhouse Efficient Engineering is this year celebrating a momentous 55 years in business – building on unmatched experience to chart an exciting future. Like many South... 

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Specialist fabricator stronger than ever in tough market conditions
12th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While the local economic climate weighs heavily on many manufacturers, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering’s order book has never looked better. “We've never experienced such an... 

SAISC networking event discusses challenges associated with the availability of steel
10th May 2023

Greater collaboration and engagement among sector representatives, as well as wider training across the entire steel value chain in South Africa, can play a role in alleviating issues across the... 

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Mixed picture for gold demand in the first quarter
5th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

According to industry body the World Gold Council’s (WGC's) Gold Demand Trends report for the first quarter, continued momentum in central bank buying and resurgent Chinese consumer demand... 

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AW-Energy, Namibian company sign wave energy technology agreement
4th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Finnish near-shore wave energy technology company AW-Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kaoko Green Energy Solutions, in Namibia, for the development of renewable energy... 

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Partnership shows success
28th April 2023

According to specialised steel engineer and manufacturer Special Steels sales manager Eben van Eeden the relationship between itself and South African cutting, welding and grinding consumables... 

Ramaphosa reports constructive engagement with steel sector to grow industry
20th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with business leaders in the steel and engineering industries on April 18 to discuss measures that government, the industry and other social partners will take... 

Record demand pushes silver into biggest deficit on record
Record demand pushes silver into biggest deficit on record
19th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Record global silver demand and a lack of supply upside have pushed the silver market to its second consecutive yearly deficit, with a shortfall of 237.7-million ounces last year, the Silver... 

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Manufacturer invests millions in automation while driving skills development
19th April 2023

Efficient Engineering is increasingly automating its manufacturing facilities, in Gauteng, and expects to commission a state-of-the art CNC floor boring machine in July, which is one of the biggest... 

G7 countries wish to develop a global commercial nuclear fuel market
18th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The five nuclear energy-using member countries of the Group of Seven major democratic economies (G7) on Sunday issued a joint statement announcing their intent to create a global commercial nuclear... 

Large rolls of flat rolled steel, set for distribution to manufactures according to the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

Company launches platform for CNC machining
31st March 2023

With its “cutting-edge technology and facilities”, Sheet metal fabricator NORCK says it has started providing innovative, fast and reliable computer numerical control (CNC) machining services with... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom an exemption from certain requirements in terms of its application to build temporary stacks at Kusile. 

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AESPUMP: Leading pumping solutions company providing expert repair services
24th March 2023

AESPUMP is a leading provider of pumping solutions, offering top-quality repair and maintenance services for all types of pumps, compressors, and fans. Established in 2012, the company was founded... 

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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

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

Stainless steel
Saisi says benefit of Commission’s collaboration guidelines remains to be seen
22nd March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following the Competition Commission publishing Guidelines on Collaboration last year, the South African Iron and Steel Institute (Saisi) has called on the commission to be proactive in reviewing... 

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Rand Refinery CFO urges for greater localisation in jewellery industry
20th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The gold and silver beneficiation industry needs stronger localisation laws to protect local economic development of small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) who participate in the... 

Competition Commission Guidelines may be an effective intervention to move the steel sector into economic recovery
17th March 2023

The South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) believes the Guidelines on Collaboration, published by the Competition Commission last year, enabling collaboration between competitors on... 

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Local expertise fills pressurised equipment niche
11th March 2023

South African company Efficient Engineering’s pressurised equipment division offers technical expertise, specialised equipment and delivery of complex solutions to the petrochemical, oil and gas... 

Practical means to preserve valves
10th March 2023

Ball, gate, globe, butterfly and check valves, as well as valve assemblies, are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous fluid flow in... 

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Stainless steel sector well-positioned to supply African markets, despite loadshedding challenge
7th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The biggest hurdle stainless steel production and fabrication are facing to date is loadshedding, with this challenge overriding all previous issues and leading to diminishing staff safety,... 

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Miner soars past hurdles, aims to expand in 2023
3rd March 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The refurbished Bibiani mine along with the Chirano mine, located in the north-western region of Ghana, are ahead of their respective timelines and expect to extend their life-of-mine to more than... 

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Investors pursue bullion over gold stock
3rd March 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

While investors have slowly moved away from investing in individual gold mining companies, interest in buying gold as an investment increased towards the end of 2022. However, the lack of investor... 

Multotec celebrates 10 years of operating, expanding and giving back to the community in Mozambique 
2nd March 2023

Multotec Services Mozambique Lda, recently celebrated 10 years of operating in the Southern African country, where it established a branch to service clients in the coal fields in the Tete... 

This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coldfoot, Alaska, is a lone truck stop-cafe-bar-motel 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the last spot for northbound semis to gas up on their way to Prudhoe Bay and a place where camo-clad... 

Woodside posts impressive results
27th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported a 73% increase in production volumes for full year ended December, driving a 142% increase in operating revenue and a 172% increase in earnings before... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, has granted a preservation order freezing a slew of properties and vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of a corrupt tender at the Kusile power... 

New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in... 

COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
Metals and engineering production will again contract in 2023 – Seifsa
16th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

High inflation, high interest rates and supply chain disruption will persist throughout this year, as will poor local government service delivery and, of course, the energy crisis, says the Steel... 

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Babcock fabrication plant engendering benefits
15th February 2023

Original equipment manufacturer Babcock International Group’s South African fabrication plant is enabling benefits for the company, with it providing an in-house manufacturing facility, and the... 

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Company now fully South African-owned
10th February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is now wholly South African-owned after 15 years of offshore ownership. Thos Begbie’s top four senior management, together with four other South African... 

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Steinmüller Africa celebrates 60 years of growing its African business
9th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Steam generation and high-pressure piping solutions company Steinmüller Africa celebrated 60 years of business in Africa on November 7, 2022. The company started its presence in South Africa in... 

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