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‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
10th July 2024

This year’s event is set to be one of the biggest Electra Mining Africa exhibitions to date with over 850 companies exhibiting across six exhibition halls and four sizable outside exhibit areas.... 


AfriSam celebrates a long standing relationship with CPMs
AfriSam's ‘heavy lifting’ for makers of concrete products
9th July 2024

Manufacturing concrete products is an industry segment that faces its own special demands, and AfriSam’s 90 years of experience allows it to take some of the weight of these challenges off its... 


A Curve D150 dewatering pump sat on the floor of a workshop
Efficient water management with new pump
5th July 2024

Local pump original-equipment manufacturer Pump & Abrasion Technologies launched its Curve D150 dewatering pump in May, which has been designed to improve water handling in mining operations. In... 


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Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 


Three-way company cooperation wins crane order
5th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African agricultural machinery manufacturer Rovic is modifying its shopfloor workflow to reduce component assembly times, improve staff safety and increase the rate of production. As the... 


Image of SkyJacks warehouse to show that Jekko has partnered with SkyJacks to supply materials handling equipment
Partnership expands reach of lifting technology
28th June 2024

Johannesburg-based supplier of powered access and materials handling solutions SkyJacks has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Jekko products in South Africa, giving customers in the region... 


MAJOR SERVICE The 50 000-hour component replacement project is intended to bring heavy-wear components back into a serviceable state that is in line with original equipment manufacturer specification
Electric shovels receive 50 000-hour service
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

A 50 000-hour component replacement project on one of the large 7495-series Caterpillar electric rope shovels owned and operated by diamond producer Debswana for its Jwaneng mine is going to plan,... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


Wide-span crane under manufacture at Condra’s Johannesburg factory. Rovic’s cranes will have spans of 28 metres
Three-way company cooperation wins crane order
24th June 2024

( Virtual Showroom )Rovic, a leading South African manufacturer of agricultural machinery, is to modify shopfloor workflow to cut component assembly times, improve staff safety and increase the... 


Celebrating 40 Years of Unparalleled Partnership: Goscor Lift Trucks and Crown Equipment
Celebrating 40 Years of Unparalleled Partnership: Goscor Lift Trucks and Crown Equipment
20th June 2024

Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT), a prominent name in materials handling solutions, proudly commemorates four decades of a robust partnership with Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's leading... 


Impression of the completed SK6000
Assembly has started of the world’s biggest land-based crane
20th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Netherlands-based global major engineered heavy lift and transport company Mammoet has announced that it has started assembly of its latest, and the world’s biggest and strongest land-based, crane,... 


Rhinos
South Africa sets target for resuming global rhino-horn trade
19th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa, where 79% of the world’s rhinos live, said it aims to come up with a plan by the end of 2030 to dismantle an almost half-century ban on trading the endangered animals’ horns. The... 


Mawson to acquire Southern Cross Gold in merger
12th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Exploration and development company Mawson Gold has announced a nonbinding term sheet with Southern Cross Gold (SXG), outlining its intent to acquire all the ordinary shares of the Australian... 


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,... 


The screens, which are crucial for maintaining the integrity of the intake water by preventing vegetation from clogging up the turbines used for electricity generation
Vesconite Bearings assists with hydroelectric weed extraction in New Zealand
4th June 2024

A Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube wheel and bushing combination has been deployed at a prominent hydroelectric company in New Zealand, expanding a growing set of hydroelectric reference cases for... 


Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
Energy Fuels shores up Australian supply for REE production
4th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based Energy Fuels has formed a joint venture with Astron to develop the Donald rare earth element (REE) and mineral sands project in Australia, securing supply for its White Mesa mill, in... 


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... 


Ivory stockpiles
Southern African States make fresh pitch to trade $1bn ivory stockpile
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Southern African countries hosting the largest elephant populations in the world made a fresh pitch on Wednesday to be allowed to sell their $1 billion ivory stockpiles, amid calls to pull out of... 


Inaugural Transport Evolution West Africa aims to showcase solutions to unlock regional trade in West Africa
24th May 2024

The transportation industry is the lifeblood of global commerce. Over the past few years, logistics across the West African region has played a key role in driving investment and growth within the... 


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SaaS platform appointed headline sponsor at lifting event
24th May 2024

Professional body Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announced, in a press release last month, that it has appointed critical asset management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider... 


An image of the Grove cranes with Southern Cranes branding
Fleet grown with new cranes, jobs boosted
24th May 2024

UK-based lifting solution company Southern Cranes has enhanced its business and work opportunities following its acquisition of ten new cranes for its fleet, the company announced in a press... 


An image of one of the AUTAA cranes in action
Lifting company deploys new crane for French hospital expansion
24th May 2024

French lifting company AUTAA – which is a subsidiary of transport and logistics company Charles André Group (GCA) exceptional lifting and transport segment – announced, in a press release last... 


SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
21st May 2024

Jekko is pleased to announce its partnership with SkyJacks, a premier supplier of powered access and material handling solutions based in Johannesburg, South Africa. SkyJacks has been appointed as... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


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BorWin6 project, Germany – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has recorded another record-breaking achievement. 


BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Pension giant AustralianSuper, BHP Group’s largest Australian shareholder, said capital discipline was of “utmost importance” for the mining industry as investors weigh the heavyweight’s... 


Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector
14th May 2024

South Africa's construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu... 


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On-The-Air (10/05/2024)
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about wind energy, a new copper mine and mineral exploration. 


UNDER PRESSURE
Mammoet was tasked to lift and skid an 850 t concrete tunnel section 40 m beneath railway lines in Belgium
Tunnel section installed emissions-free using battery power
10th May 2024

A standard skidding operation evolved into an opportunity for heavy lifting solutions provider Mammoet to showcase its ability to reduce the carbon footprint of civil projects while minimising... 


pylon at sunset
Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says
9th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business coming together to made headway in solving South... 


Image of the Wacker Neuson PT2 self-priming centrifugal trash pump
Submersible and centrifugal pumps for water management solutions
9th May 2024

Specialists in light- and compact equipment Wacker Neuson also offers a range of pumping solutions, which it says are designed to tackle the toughest conditions across sub-Saharan Africa. The... 


Image of a front loader heavy vehicle
Japanese tractor brand extends into construction sector
3rd May 2024

Kubota tractors are widely used in the South African farming sector and the Japanese company is now also making inroads into the local construction sector with its new EK110 Xtreme extendable reach... 


Image of heavy lifting equipment in an urban setting
Zero emission heavy lifting
3rd May 2024

Recent technological developments now make the electrification of heavy lifting and transportation equipment a possibility. Heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet says it views... 


Roy Havemann
How To Fix (Unf*ck) A Country – Roy Havemann
3rd May 2024

After state capture, South Africa is not in a good place. The system is down. How do we reboot? We are not the first country to find itself in a difficult spot. China, India, South Korea, Vietnam... 


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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 


Lowered profile, integral bogeys the answer as Condra is set to install crane in factory with limited headroom
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is preparing to embark on a crane installation to customer specifications in a factory that has no roof access and limited headroom. The team of Condra specialists,... 


Zero emission heavy lifting on site: building a sustainable future
25th April 2024

How Mammoet is innovating with zero-emission lifting and transport on site to help its customers reduce the carbon footprint of projects “If you ask me what my main vision is, I want us to... 


Prices are well below the levels needed to incentivise new greenfield production
BlackRock says $12 000/t copper is needed to incentivise new mines
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper needs to reach $12 000/t — a 20% jump from this week’s high — to incentivize large-scale investments in new mines, said Olivia Markham, who co-manages the BlackRock World Mining Fund. The... 


IEA expects another record year for EVs in 2024, but sales remain concentrated
IEA expects another record year for EVs in 2024, but sales remain concentrated
23rd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects electric vehicle (EV) sales to rise to a record 17-million in 2024, representing more than one in every five passenger cars sold, but with sales likely... 


The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
17th April 2024

Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa due to its significant impact on economic growth, social progress, and sustainable development.  Here are several key reasons why... 


PROBLEM SOLVED – I
PROBLEM SOLVED – I
16th April 2024

( Virtual Showroom) Double bogeys fitted to the end-carriages of this overhead crane represent the key to a puzzle recently solved by Condra: how to meet customer specifications while still being... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


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