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The above image depicts a Schurco Slurry pump
Tech expertise shortage in junior mining
17th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a shortage of expertise in the specialised domain of junior mining – a situation that is compounded by South Africa’s so-called brain drain, as skilled professionals seek jobs elsewhere,... 

An image of industrial slurry valves
Firm showcases industrial valve range
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has presented its range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions. This range includes robust butterfly and... 

The real cost of non-OEM hoses in mining
The real cost of non-OEM hoses in mining
16th May 2024

In any industrial operation, achieving the delicate balance between cost efficiency and profitability is paramount. Nowhere is this more evident than in the mining industry, where the relentless... 

A refurbished class 39 locomotive
Traxtion refurbishes, adds 5 Transnet class 39 locomotives to fleet of 60 in eight African countries
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private rail operator and services company Traxtion has refurbished five class 39 locomotives it bought from State-owned Transnet at its workshop in Rosslyn, Gauteng. This is part of its fleet... 

The purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space
Hydraulic engineering firm revolutionising industry standards
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to growing industry demands, hydraulic repair service provider Dosco Precision Hydraulics has carved itself a niche as a leader in the supply and repair of hydraulic pumps and motors,... 

Airlock gate at the Akkuyu NPPAkkuyu Nuclear
Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Türkiye – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first airlock gateway has been installed. 

Platinum nugget
Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastern Platinum has initiated the restart of the Zandfontein underground section. 

An image of the NETZSCH NEMO SY
New dewatering pumps enhance mine water management
10th May 2024

Although effective pump systems for water drainage are available on the market, the high sediment load of up to 5%, varying acidity value of mine water and the considerable energy consumption of... 

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 the ifm oil humidity sensor
Process sensors facilitate condition-based maintenance
9th May 2024

The continuous monitoring of relative humidity and temperature enables the efficient and effective use of oil, which helps to protect plants and enables plant operators to carry out condition-based... 

The rise of Vesconite Hilube bearings in the Mexican pump industry
The rise of Vesconite Hilube bearings in the Mexican pump industry
7th May 2024

Over the past six years, Vesconite Bearings has witnessed a significant uptick in its supply of bearings to Mexico ⎻ a testament to the growing recognition of Vesconite Hilube’s superiority over... 

Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
7th May 2024

Verder Group, a global leader in industrial pump solutions, has further fortified its dosing pumps range through a strategic acquisition of a majority stake in ITC, a prominent Spanish company... 

Image of a refurbished pump from IPR
Pump rebuilds improve operational efficiency
3rd May 2024

Pump services such as servicing, repair, rebuild and refurbishment help boost efficiency and reliability and extend the life of equipment. This is according to IPR operations manager Henru Strydom,... 

WBHO and Sola Group's Merak 2 & 3 solar plants
WBHO completes two solar plants, impactful community initiatives in Lichtenburg
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and renewable energy company Sola Group have completed construction of the Merak 2 & 3 solar photovoltaic projects near Lichtenburg, in North... 

The above image depicts the latest trucks offered by RIZON
New Class 4, 5 vehicles optimised for net-zero emissions
3rd May 2024

Commercial electric truck brand RIZON, the newest brand of all-electric trucks manufactured by Daimler Truck, announced the Canadian launch of its Class 4 and 5 vehicles. The RIZON brand was... 

Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 

Image of a lubrication system being used on a farm vehicle tyre
Lubrication management boosts agricultural equipment reliability
26th April 2024

A range of lubricants and application systems have been developed to address increased component wear in agricultural (agri) equipment, which is subject to harsh conditions and working environments... 

image of range of Grindex pumps
Submersible pumps improve efficiency at mineral sands operation
26th April 2024

A mineral sands operation on the West Coast of South Africa will be using submersible pumps across various areas on the plant, with the aim of optimising performance and reliability. Integrated... 

The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 

Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
24th April 2024

South Africa is naturally a water-scarce country – among the 30 driest countries in the world. But, combined with unpredictable climate changes that tend towards hotter and drier conditions,... 

A graphic representation of a Jojo tank
Tank supplier intends to help S Africa navigate water crisis
19th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading water and storage solutions company JoJo asserts that its agility to innovate rapidly – stemming from in-house research and development capacity, 40 years of experience and deep local... 

Aluminium Alloy Junction Boxes ideal for urban installations
18th April 2024

Aluminium Alloy Electrical Junction Boxes from leading electrical termination manufacturer Pratley can be used in multiple applications in urban areas to distribute and connect cables. Some... 

Grindex Bravo submersible pumps have been chosen for diverse applications at a mineral sands operation on South Africa's West Coast
Elevating efficiency in mineral sands with Grindex Bravo Pumps
17th April 2024

Grindex Bravo submersible pumps were selected by a mineral sands operation on the West Coast of South Africa and according to JD Nel, Key Account Manager at Integrated Pump Technology, these will... 

Association unpacks likely copper demand trends driving growth up to 2040
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) has found that copper’s future market share will be defined by regional trends and the green energy transition. The research,... 

France wants to revive copper mining and speed up green projects
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

France plans measures to revive copper mining and speed up lithium and geothermal energy projects to help reduce dependency on imports and hit climate targets. European countries are trying to... 

Image of industrial light towers
Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
11th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 

IPR’S pump rebuild facility plays a pivotal role in the lifecycle management of pumping equipment, offering a cost effective alternative to the outright purchase of new equipment
IPR enhances operational efficiency with pump rebuild solutions
11th April 2024

In the current economic climate, where reducing operating costs is paramount, IPR's advanced pump servicing, repair, rebuild and refurbishment capabilities emerge as a critical solution for... 

Image of Atlas Copco light towers
Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
10th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 

Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 

Gauteng metros continue to exceed water allocations
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water on Friday reiterated its commitment to be part of the Gauteng water provision solution, as high water consumption across Gauteng continues. The utility is collaborating... 

Image of a containerised dispensing unit from Bosch Rexroth Africa
Lubrication dispensing system customised for specific applications
5th April 2024

A customised lubrication system was recently supplied by Bosch Rexroth Africa to meet the specific requirements of an earth-moving equipment supplier, but the company says the solution can be used... 

Image of the Ammann AV70X tandem roller
Paving trains lead the way to faster road construction
5th April 2024

A chain of pavers, compactors and rollers can be used in conjunction to create a ‘paving train’ that can enhance efficiencies in surfacing, compacting and finishing roads to exact specifications,... 

FLSmidth image
5th April 2024

As a more than 140-year-old Danish company, FLSmidth is a leading technology and service sup-plier to the global mining and cement industry. With its MissionZero programme, it has set a tar-get of... 

The investment in modern, efficient pump solutions can optimise sugar operations
Pumps crucial to sugar processing – supplier
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As the sugar industry continues to evolve in a rapidly changing market landscape, the investment in modern, efficient pump solutions and effective maintenance practices will remain vital, says... 

10 Ways to slash rising electricity costs
4th April 2024

Starting from 1 April 2024, prepaid electricity prices have increased by 12.74%, resulting in an average electricity tariff rise from around R1.84 per kWh to approximately R2.07. With households... 

InfraCo Africa invests $12m to scale up solar irrigation offering in sub-Saharan Africa
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan African private sustainable infrastructure project developer InfraCo Africa has made a $12-million equity investment in climate-smart agriculture equipment company SunCulture to scale... 

Clean energy company implements renewable energy system for major agri business
2nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African clean energy infrastructure development and operation company Blue Energy Africa has highlighted its implementation of hybrid solar and battery energy systems for a major Western Cape... 

Image of The SlurrySucker MK III pump from IPR
Dredging system takes on heavy duty jobs
28th March 2024

A newly launched dredging system is described as the most efficient and cost-effective electrically powered floating dredge system currently available.  The locally manufactured SlurrySucker MK III... 

Image of workers on a construction site
Outlining the value of OEM parts
28th March 2024

The efficient operation of capital equipment is largely dependent on the quality of components and wear parts, says mining technology and original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa.... 

Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
27th March 2024

High-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment is used for a wide range of industrial cleaning applications, such as high pressure cleaning, sewer and stormwater line maintenance as well as vacuum... 

The above image depicts one of the hydra-cell pumps which provide a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.
Compact pump reliable for seal flush applications
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Boasting a compact, lightweight seal-less and multiple-diaphragm design that is hydraulically balanced and energy efficient, the hydra-cell pumps offered by pumps and liquid handling products... 

The above image depicts a schurco slurry pump in use
Manufacturer reinforces commitment to quality
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Established in 1975, and in the lead-up to its fiftieth anniversary in 2025, full-service slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry reflects on its commitment to providing engineering excellence,... 

The above image depicts the EVO series which integrates the key benefits of the ARO air operated pumps with important features from other pump technologies
New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity
22nd March 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance... 

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Leading condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, help boost machinery lifespan and reduce catastrophic component failure through the scientific...

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,...

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The SAIMM started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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