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An image of of TAKRAF's conveyor system commissioned for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine
Powerful system commissioned at Chile mine
6th October 2023

While attending this year’s Beltcon International Materials Handling Conference in Johannesburg over August 2 and 3, mining equipment manufacturer TAKRAF showcased what it claims is the “world’s... 


An image of Electrotron's ScanBelt pull key system
Protection systems simplify safety
6th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Conveyor materials handling original-equipment-manufacturer Electrotron’s ScanBelt suite of conveyor belt protection systems helps to improve safety and efficiency while decreasing downtime and... 


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Krone-Endora at Venetia project expansion, South Africa – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Diamcor Mining plans to complete a term loan financing for and the continued advancement of the work programmes under way at Krone-Endora, besides other purposes. 


Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 


Image o f Baoli and Ausa forklifts available for rent from Smith Power Equipment
Rental solution for materials handling equipment
30th September 2023

Smith Power Equipment has long been a supplier of industrial and outdoor equipment such as tractors, and turf maintenance and mobility solutions and has recently included the supply of materials... 


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Bespoke transfer chutes ensure efficient materials handling
30th September 2023

Weba Chute Systems asserts that the use of generic transfer chutes often results in suboptimal performance and unreliable operation, whereas the company’s focus on design, engineering and... 


A loader handling coal at a mine
Coal waste repurposing
29th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

An opportunity exists for the target rehabilitation of coarse and ultrafine coal waste streams and stockpiles in the local coal sector, said green coal solutions provider River Energy South Africa... 


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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... 


Image of the Kusile power station
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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DemcoTECH sees uptick in business
15th September 2023

Engineering and project-focused company, DemcoTECH Engineering has seen an upturn in business in the two years following the Covid lockdown, with a number of local and global project awards. These... 


KREBS quick release system
Pump range accommodates midtier miners’ evolving needs
15th September 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

There is a sweet spot when selecting the correct pump for a specific application and the KREBS pump range from minerals processing and materials handling technology and systems supplier FLSmidth... 


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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... 


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Testing ore materials ensures efficiency in operations
15th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Testing ores is necessary so that bulk handling and logistics processes run smoothly in the mining material bulk handling and logistics industry, says mining operations support company Isithelo... 


Image of yellowcake
Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NexGen has announced financing of $110-million for the project. 


Image of a man lifting bulk bags with a forklift
Pallet-free bulk bags developed
1st September 2023

Materials handling systems specialist Conceptainer has developed solutions to protect product integrity and enable efficient handling, stacking and storage in the design and local manufacture of... 


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. 


Image of the SKF TKST 21 stethoscope monitors noise in industrial equipment
Early detection through noise monitoring
19th August 2023

Monitoring noise in industrial equipment and machine components allows for the early detection of errors and preventative maintenance in machinery. The SKF TKST 21 stethoscope can be used for noise... 


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Charco Cranes
18th August 2023

Charco Cranes, based in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, is a dynamic, innovative materials handling equipment service provider providing comprehensive sales and service of over-head cranes, hoists... 


A large conveyor system carrying coal
Yearly materials handling conference well represented
18th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s International Materials Handling Conference (IMHC), Beltcon21, was held on August 2 and 3 at the Emperor's Palace Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Beltcon – the leading... 


The yellow Yale lift truck range lined up on a white background
SA distributor announced
18th August 2023

Materials handling solutions provider Barloworld BayWa (BHBW) has introduced Yale lift trucks to the South African market following its appointment by lift trucks and aftermarket parts manufacturer... 


A mesh of conveyor belts carrying ore with the sun behind
Global giant acquires materials handling supplier
18th August 2023

Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Metso signed an agreement to acquire privately-owned Australian company Brouwer Engineering in July. Brouwer Engineering specialises in automation,... 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation achieved a milestone at the project. 


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Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at the project.  


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Rugged skid steer vehicles for Africa/Middle East
3rd August 2023

A new range of skid steer machines designed for tough conditions has been introduced to the Africa Middle East (AME) market. Said to be ideal for use in the agriculture, construction and materials... 


IGO reports stellar June quarter
IGO reports stellar June quarter
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals producer IGO has marked another record quarter of results in the three months to June, with nickel production up 14% quarter-on-quarter and spodumene production up 11% in the same... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


Automotive industry production line with car bodies
Decentralised drive tech specified for US manufacturer
28th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has secured an order to supply the latest decentralised drive technology in its Generation C range to automate a new storage and retrieval system being... 


An image of a project manager working with blueprints
Strong, positive workplace culture adds value
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovation within the construction materials and equipment industry can be cultivated through a strong and positive workplace culture, resulting in an improvement in the quality of products and... 


An image showing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba lowers full-year sales guidance as logistics challenges persist
25th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore achieved a solid operational and financial performance for the six months ended June 30, despite ongoing logistics constraints and weak global steel demand impacting on... 


Electromechanical actuators gain traction
21st July 2023

Despite electromechanical actuators being highly suitable for applications within the materials handling sector, hydraulic sales to the sector are still rapidly growing, according to market... 


Image of yellowcake
Rook 1 uranium project, Canada
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NexGen Energy plans to building the biggest development-stage uranium project in Canada. 


Keep your ear to the ground with the TKST 21 Stethoscope from SKF
Keep your ear to the ground with the TKST 21 Stethoscope from SKF
14th July 2023

The SKF TKST 21 Stethoscope is a high quality hand-held instrument that monitors noise in bearings, machines and components.  “The ability to ‘listen’ to rotating equipment and machine components,... 


Image of Epiroc Deep Automation brand
Automation solutions for underground materials handling
7th July 2023

Epiroc has released a set of automation systems and applications used to coordinate loaders and trucks in underground mining operations and designed to enable customers to take control of safety... 


image of a shredder lube system on BMG
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... 


ICH notes that its decision to sell the fertiliser business was not based on slowing demand, but rather on it changing its focus
ICH finalises fertiliser division sale to K+S Group
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

International company Industrial Commodities Holdings (ICH) has finalised the sale of the ICH fertiliser business to Fertiva, an entity which is now majority-owned by German fertiliser supplier K+S... 


An image depicting the Model G200 Grader from Bell Equipment
Graders for harsh environments
30th June 2023

Materials handling equipment manufacturer, distributor and supporter Bell Equipment, with over 70 years of developing products in South Africa, has designed a new range of graders set to deliver... 


A pile of pipes behind a fence covered in a Denso Ultraflex 1250 tape, a specially formulated anti-corrosion system.
Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in... 


Costs rise at Ewoyaa as DFS is delivered
29th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Ewoyaa lithium project, in Ghana, has increased the project’s cost estimate from the $125-million estimated in the prefeasibility study (PFS) to... 


An image depicting the Saldanha Bay line
Transnet expands manganese corridor for longer trains
23rd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To boost the South African economy, State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has extended its Mamathwane crossing loop – a key manganese rail corridor, originating in the Northern Cape... 


Image shows molten copper ore
Electric future planned for Escondida
21st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP is working towards the full electrification of its Escondida and Spence copper operations, in Chile. BHP’s Minerals America VP for planning & technical, Alejandro Tapia said that... 


Image of a Weba chute facilitates the transfer of coal ore through a conveyor
Effective transfer points for sticky materials
11th June 2023

Designing transfer points to efficiently handle sticky materials is crucial for optimising material flow and minimizing downtime, says Weba Chute Systems. Company technical director Alwin Nienaber... 


Bidcorp pleased with recent performance
6th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Bidcorp is “very pleased” with the business’ performance in the four months to April 30, with CEO Bernard Berson saying the business was performing well and delivering a record result to... 


An image of Shumani MD Victor Nemukula
Leasing agreements preferred for hassle free operations
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Maintenance lease agreements offered by industrial equipment supplier Shumani enable customers to rent equipment on a long-term basis, with full maintenance programmes as a cost-effective option,... 


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