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Mintek's GE Additive Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R machine
Mintek acquires laser bed fusion 3D printer
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National mineral research council Mintek has acquired a laser powder bed fusion three-dimensional (3D) printer, which positions the organisation as a unique player in the mineral processing and... 


Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
14th February 2024

Severe flooding events in South Africa’s coastal regions over the past few years have highlighted the importance of maintaining infrastructure to deal with excess rainfall. A municipality in... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Sasol's gas processing facility and pipeline
Gas users call for urgent policy and infrastructure decisions to avert 2026 ‘day zero’
13th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Industrial Gas Users Association – Southern Africa (IGUA-SA) is warning of a gas supply ‘day zero’ for several large and small manufacturing enterprises and says that urgent decisions will be... 


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Hino to double solar energy output at its Durban plant
13th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Hino South Africa (SA) will this year double the energy output from the solar roof panel project at its truck assembly plant in Durban, says VP Anton Falck.  “Currently the roof panels provide 600... 


Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
13th February 2024

In this article, policy advisor and Associate Fellow of Chatham House Sheila Khama writes that the Investing in African Mining Indaba is progressively repositioning itself internally but also being... 


Babcock adopts Lean Retail System
13th February 2024

Babcock has become the first Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) dealer in the world to adopt Volvo CE’s Lean Retail System – a programme guided by a set of principles aimed towards developing... 


South Africa urged to dedicate 30% of healthcare public procurement to local manufacturers
13th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

To build capacity and expand investment in South Africa’s pharmaceutical and healthcare products manufacturing sector, the country should ringfence 30% of public procurement for local... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


An image depicting Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


Volt makes progress for much larger funding from US energy dept
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Graphite producer and natural graphite anode developer Volt Resources says the US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved its concept paper for the ‘Integrated Production of Natural Graphite Anode... 


Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 


Image of a Smith Power Equipment generator
Generators customised for local farmers
10th February 2024

Fit-for-purpose generators built especially to meet the needs of farmers and the agricultural sector are said to be gaining popularity.  Smith Power Equipment’s Renier Potgieter asserts that... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Green projects to present investment pipeline of over $1 billion at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
9th February 2024

   Africa’s Green Economy Summit, taking place from 21-23 February 2024 in Cape Town, not only features the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders, but also provides a springboard for... 


Canada Nickel plans to raise $1bn for nickel-processing plant
Canada Nickel plans to raise $1bn for nickel-processing plant
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

as an alternative supplier of the metal used in car and electric battery vehicles. The processing plant in Ontario is expected to begin production in 2027 and process 80 000 tonnes of nickel... 


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Supplier outlines corrosion challenges for long-lead items
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Oil and gas facility owners and operators face numerous challenges regarding effective corrosion protection that can directly impact on their operating a profitable, safe and compliant facility,... 


PLATINUM PROVENANCE
Platinum provenance is a measure to ensure that industry players work with a vetted and verified supply chain
Refiner emphasises importance of platinum provenance
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Given South Africa’s prominence as a primary producer of platinum globally, South African refiner Metal Concentrators (MetCon) says the country is presented with a “distinctive opportunity” to... 


The above image depicts the DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment that is being incorporated into the Bobcat brand
Rebranding of premier forklift brand
9th February 2024

Key player in the industrial warehousing equipment sector Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT) announced the rebranding of its premier forklift brand, Doosan, which will now be supplied under the Bobcat livery... 


ESKOM ECHOES
ESKOM ECHOES
9th February 2024

There are slight echoes of South Africa’s Eskom in Taiwan, where the precarious financial state of the country’s sole electricity utility, Taipower, is threatening the island’s clean energy... 


Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Stellenbosch University academic
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year, compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


Construction of Stellantis’ R3bn Coega auto assembly plant poised to start in May
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO, Mike Whitfield. The start... 


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Jubilee embarks on Zambia expansion strategy
8th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals aims to expand its operations in Zambia to produce an initial 25 000 t/y of copper. The strategy includes the expansion of Jubilee’s copper resource base... 


Manufacturing production increased by 0.7% y/y in December
8th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 0.7% year-on-year in December, Statistics South Africa reports. The largest positive contributions were made by petroleum, chemical products, rubber and... 


An Actom high-voltage equipment yard
Actom secures Selebi-Phikwe solar plant contract
8th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer Actom High Voltage has secured a contract to supply and deliver high-voltage equipment for the Selebi-Phikwe solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is... 


Durban Automotive Cluster launches applications for Business Accelerator
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) has opened applications for its Business Accelerator Programme – spearheaded by the support of the eThekwini municipality and automotive companies, including... 


Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba
Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba
7th February 2024

Hitachi Global Air Power is a leading global industrial compressed air manufacturer building the machines that power industry. Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, its compressed air solutions... 


Sanland Equipment’s Trevor Heaphy
Pilot VS100 crusher gains rapid traction in New Zealand
7th February 2024

Sanland Equipment, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, reports a rapid uptake of the Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impactor (VSI) since its market launch in 2021.... 


Komatsu joins Williams Racing as the British team's Principal Partner in Formula One from the start of the 2024 season
Komatsu and Williams Racing reignite historic partnership
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a multi-year deal with Williams Racing to become the principal partner of the British team from the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World... 


Advantages of investing in RBIDZ outlined at Mining Indaba
Advantages of investing in RBIDZ outlined at Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Big investments require smart decisions, says state-owned Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (RBIDZ) CEO Thabane Zulu during a video interview at the Investing in African Mining... 


Bunker fuels terminal to be developed on a brownfield site at the Port of Richards Bay
Preferred bidder selected for bunker fuels terminal on brownfield Port of Richards Bay site
5th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed FFS Tank Terminal as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker fuels on a brownfield site at... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
5th February 2024

The Investing in African Mining Indaba is a strategic event that allows energy and solutions company Engen to understand the mining industry and its trajectory, says Engen mining sales manager... 


Plates that Vesconite currently produces
Larger plate sizes in the works with strategic investments
5th February 2024

Vesconite Bearings is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to meet the increasing demand for larger low-friction wear plates. Responding to customer feedback and market trends, Vesconite... 


AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC
AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC
4th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering design and project management company AZMET expects to finalise performance testing of an AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process (AZ-CRP) plant installation at a gold mining operation in the... 


 Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford.
Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 


Neo Hutiri
Royal Academy of Engineering awards South African entrepreneur top prize
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK charity the Royal Academy of Engineering has celebrated its tenth anniversary of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with a medal awarded by UK Princess Royal Anne Mountbatten-Windsor,... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


An image of the steel suction pipe component manufactured by Bay Engineering
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... 


Seascape Marine Services donates inboard engine
2nd February 2024

Maritime solutions provider Seascape Marine Services has donated a Yanmar inboard diesel engine to the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Yacht and Boat... 


An image depicting the Nord Lock
High strength bolting solutions offered for marine services
2nd February 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock Expander System pivot pin components offer dependable solutions that combat the challenges of lug wear in the marine and shipping sector. Pivots, which... 


3D ADVANTAGES
Schurco’s cast high chrome slurry pump parts are manufactured using accurate three-dimensional modelling
Efficient pump refurbishment reduces downtime, costs
2nd February 2024

The unexpected breakdown of essential equipment, such as pumps, can often entail significant downtime and substantial financial losses. Recognising this critical challenge, pump supplier Schurco... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


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