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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,... 

Raubex sees 17% uptick in order book, 35% jump in profit
26th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction group Raubex says it has seen a “pleasing” 17% increase in its order book for the financial year ended February 28, to R20-billion, up from R17.1-billion in the previous year. About... 

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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. 

Stefanutti Stocks CEO Russell Crawford
Stefanutti Stocks financials improve, remains focused on restructuring plan
25th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Multidisciplinary construction engineering group Stefanutti Stocks has achieved contract revenue from continuing operations of R6-billion for the year ended February 28, and an improvement in... 

Mobile robots drive flexible logistics, warehouse solutions
19th May 2023

Automation specialist Omron recently launched the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to their series of mobile robots, boasting a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The company notes... 

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Lifting, rigging solutions for wildlife
19th May 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s dedicated lifting and rigging division has been involved in important projects recently, including the lifting and moving of wildlife. “A challenging task for... 

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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Raubex sees 17% uptick in order book, 35% jump in profit
15th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction group Raubex says it has seen a “pleasing” 17% increase in its order book for the financial year ended February 28, to R20-billion, up from R17.1-billion in the previous year. Around... 

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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... 

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Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer to help fund its growth projects, with the Zandfontein underground project at the Crocodile River mine being a priority. 

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Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue Metals Group has produced its first magnetite product. 

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Kibo finds solid biofuel performs better than coal
2nd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim- and AltX-listed renewable-energy development company Kibo Energy has made “significant progress” on its previously stated aim to supply solid biofuel as a replacement for conventional coal to... 

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Iron Bridge finally under way
2nd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue has finally produced its first magnetite product, after having its maiden production pushed back and after suffering significant cost blow-outs. Fortescue said this week... 

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IGO posts record financials
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO has posted record financial results for the quarter ended March, with net profits after tax increasing 22% quarter-on-quarter. The ASX-listed company on Friday... 

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New container handler launched
21st April 2023

Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle... 

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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... 

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Wafi-Golpu gold project, Papua New Guinea – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A memorandum of understanding with the Papua New Guinea government has brought Harmony Gold to what is described as a significant step closer to securing the special mining lease for the project. 

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Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold has closed a €680-million project financing for the project. 

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New conveyor system to mitigate dust
7th April 2023

The risk of explosions caused by sugar dust emissions on conveyor belts in sugar production is an ongoing problem that engineers around the world are trying to prevent. Bulk materials handling... 

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Bell gears up to develop an underground mining business
4th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining, construction, agricultural, forestry and materials handling equipment supplier Bell Equipment has identified underground mining as an opportunity for growth and has created a dedicated... 

A construction site out in the bush with koppies in the background, where the refrigeration plant and fan station at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde No 3 Shaft project in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex is being construvted
Shaft ventilation project making headway
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group says it is on track to complete a turnkey project for the design and construction of the refrigeration plant and fan... 

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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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Efficient lubrication reduces costs and increases efficiency
30th March 2023

The use of inaccurate lubrication, such as over- or under-application, and sub-quality lubrication systems can severely impact equipment reliability and lifecycle, which can lead to cost... 

Mining BEVs set to launch
17th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Underground mining mobile equipment specialist MacLean Engineering is expanding its battery electric vehicle portfolio this year with the launch of three new mining vehicles that further address... 

OLI South Africa
10th March 2023

OLI is the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators.  The OLI product is distributed in Southern Africa by its subsidiary in Gauteng, South Africa.  

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OLI South Africa
3rd March 2023

Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product range, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology company OLI as the world’s... 

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Dust control systems ensure environmental protection
3rd March 2023

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD’s team works closely with German conveyor solutions provider ScrapeTec to offer the mining sector in Africa advanced solutions for conveyor systems used... 

Condra crane manufacturing facility in Germiston where orange and yellow painted cranes are being assembled by factory workers.
Bespoke crane to facilitate helicopter crew training
3rd March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local crane manufacturer Condra’s Germiston workshop will soon take on the challenge of manufacturing a bespoke 5 t double-girder electric overhead travelling crane for the purpose of training... 

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New crawler excavators maintain high quality
3rd March 2023

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa’s line-up of earthmoving equipment now includes automotive manufacturer Hyundai’s HX220HD crawler excavators. These machines, which are manufactured in... 

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Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold is forecasting a big jump in its production over the next five years, with the addition of the Skouries mine providing significant near-term growth. 

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Zondereinde Western Extension project, South Africa – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

BBE Projects has been appointed to design and build the large surface refrigeration plant for the project. 

Efficient lubrication management with SKF smart lubrication solutions
2nd March 2023

“The fundamental role that lubrication plays in machine and equipment reliability and lifecycle cannot be overstated,” notes Amine Benna, Sales Manager for SKF, Morocco. “Customers using... 

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BBE Projects appointed to construct refrigeration plant for Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde Western Extension Project
28th February 2023

BBE Projects, a specialist in the design, engineering and construction of mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling systems, is currently executing a turnkey project to design and construct a... 

BBE provides large-scale refrigeration station for Northam
27th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling systems company BBE Projects is busy with a turnkey design and construction project for a refrigeration plant and fan station at platinum group metals... 

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Weir Minerals Africa
24th February 2023

Weir Minerals Africa is the market leader in slurry handling equipment and has an unrivalled installed base of its Warman centrifugal slurry pumps across Africa.  

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics
24th February 2023

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of proximity detection systems, continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. An acknowledged leader in the field, the... 

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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... 

OZ Minerals feeling the impact of a tough year
22nd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Takeover target OZ Minerals has seen net profits after tax for the 2022 financial year fall by 323.4% to A$207.3-million, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation fell... 

Local interest in autonomous mobile robots is specifically focused on increasing productivity, employee safety and wellbeing, as well as on curtailing errors
AMR uptake an opportunity to upskill workers
10th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are becoming an integral part of future-oriented factories, job creation remains an important factor for a company considering AMR implementation at a facility... 

Battery-operated equipment solutions driven by lithium-ion batteries are not just a greener alternative to the conventional fossil-fuel-driven forklifts, but offer an array of benefits
Challenges transformed into opportunities
10th February 2023

The past few years have been characterised by numerous challenges that have negatively impacted the materials handling and warehousing industries. From riots and flooding in Durban, in... 

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New solenoid cartridge valve offers more flow for less power
3rd February 2023

A low-power, low-pressure-drop solenoid valve solution for compact equipment has recently been launched by Danfoss Power Solutions. The global supplier of mobile and industrial hydraulics and... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom is expecting to operate temporary stacks on the three units at Kusile, which will bypass the flue-gas desulphurisation system. 

An image of the TOMRA PRO Secondary Laser sorter at Galaxy Resources’ Mt Cattlin mine, in Western Australia
Mining vital in net-zero transition
27th January 2023

Modern society is heavily reliant on metals and minerals and the demand is growing, driven by a combination of global trends, says materials handling solutions provider TOMRA Mining. “Rising... 

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Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


Rittal is a world leading provider of top-quality integrated systems for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and...

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Hanna Instruments (Pty) Ltd

We supply customers with practical affordable solutions for their testing needs. Our products include benchtop, portable, in-line process control...


Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...


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