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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska project is transitioning to the mine development and construction phase. 

External view of the NEC XON SolaMD containerised BESS installed at the Clapham pump station in Limpopo
Battery energy storage system installed at Limpopo pump station
19th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy solutions provider NEC XON Systems and the Lebalelo Water User Association (LWUA) have partnered to install an emergency battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Clapham pump station, in... 

Prieska copper/zinc mine shaft head
Orion issues first drawdown notices for Prieska funding
17th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has issued the first drawdown notices in relation to the R370-million of committed funding for the Prieska copper/zinc project, in the Northern Cape, having... 

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,... 

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New vacuum gauge ensures process control and operational reliability
14th July 2023

The new Pirani Bayard-Alpert vacuum gauge PBR 360 offers increased accuracy, attractive service concept and longevity owing to its redundant filaments. Vacuum pumps manufacturer Pfeiffer Vacuum has... 

Delba’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
Delba’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
14th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of the repair of rotating electrical machines, earning the reputation as one of the industry’s most trusted and reliable service providers. As the... 

SKF awards first Lubrication Equipment Mechanic Artisans Certificates!  
13th July 2023

SKF South Africa is proud to announce that they have awarded Mechanic Artisan Certificates to the first group of 20 artisans who have successfully passed the Lubrication Equipment Qualification.... 

Image of a hinged door on an Atlas Copco dewatering pump set
Hinged door innovation for pumps
12th July 2023

A patented hinged door concept is being used on Atlas Copco’s PAS and PAC ranges of pumps to facilitate easy access without assistance or specialised lifting equipment. The diesel driven dewatering... 

Brandon Scholtz
Nuclear Safety - Lessons Learnt from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
12th July 2023

By Brandon Scholtz from Aon South Africa’s Risk Consulting Division On Friday 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck just off the East coast of Japan, causing a tsunami that claimed... 

The Tutuka power station
Stages 2 and 4 load shedding to continue until further notice
10th July 2023 By: News24Wire

Eskom on Monday announced that Stage 2 and 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until further notice. This was due to increased demand, it said. 

WEG variable speed drives can prevent equipment from tripping during loadshedding
Safeguarding electric motors during loadshedding
7th July 2023

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are considered to be vital contributors to energy efficiency and also include features that can reduce the operational disruptions caused by loadshedding. “Any... 

Image of The Rocket internal vibrator from ENAR
New range of light construction equipment available locally
7th July 2023

Wacker Neuson South Africa has recently announced that it now offers ENAR products to the local market through a dedicated sales channel. ENAR is a Spain-based manufacturer of light construction... 

Supplier expands domestic services
7th July 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To help customers overcome current engineering challenges, fluid engineering and chemical processing applications company Sulzer, with 100 years of expertise in the industry, is expanding its local... 

Pumps company targets expansion, bolsters skills training
7th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As pumping applications solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology continues its growth story across the African continent, part of its success is attributed to the empowering of its local... 

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Supplier bullish about African growth
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Pumps supplier Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is optimistic about the company’s future business prospects in the mining sector of South Africa, as well as about the company’s growth potential in... 

Head shot of Bearings International GM Christian Chipamaunga.
Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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Localisation, growth strategy helps supplier connect with customers
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

To address several challenges associated with mining in Africa and pumps applications, Germany-based technology company NETZSCH Southern Africa is implementing a growth strategy that includes... 

a pump with vesconite polymer bearings instead of standard material bearings
New pump bearing decreases maintenance at treatment plants
7th July 2023

A local wastewater plant operator recently approached polymer bushing and bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings in search of a solution to a reoccurring bearing failure on its aeration pumps at a... 

An image of a Weir Warman pump
Upgrade pumps first when increasing minerals processing throughput
7th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for higher production rates is placing greater pressure on minerals processing plants to produce greater tonnages. Pumps play a crucial role in minerals processing and need to be... 

The Ds500 offers IoT enabled remote assistance monitoring and touch-screen control
Innovations help supplier service advancing industry
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Integrating Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities into its pump technologies is one way through which industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is keeping up with digital... 

Rand Water's Vereeniging operations
Rand Water weighed down by municipalities, electricity
5th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Despite all efforts, Rand Water remains challenged by the nonpayment of municipalities for water provided and the ongoing power outages and loadshedding. While South Africa's national grid is... 

Isidoro Del Piccolo
Delba Electrical celebrates 60 years of rich history, innovation and commitment to customer satisfaction
5th July 2023

For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of the repair of rotating electrical machines, earning the reputation as one of the industry's most trusted and reliable service providers. As the... 

Shanta gold mining operation
Shanta announces new five-year plan for Singida
3rd July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Shanta Gold has announced a new five-year plan for its Singida gold mine, in Tanzania, for 2023 to 2027.  "The five-year plan . . . demonstrates the long-term potential for Singida. Our... 

A group of peristaltic hoses which are to be used on OEM Pumps
Using nonoriginal parts only mitigates initial costs
30th June 2023

In a competitive industrial and mining arena, companies are often driven to keep purchase costs as low as possible and resort to fitting nonoriginal-equipment-manufacturer (non-OEM) aftermarket... 

Dr Ryneth Mbhele
Transforming acid mine water: Pioneering solutions to resolve looming water decantation challenges
30th June 2023

Acid mine water, a persistent environmental issue caused by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing minerals embedded in coal and gold deposits, poses significant threats to ecosystems and water... 

In situ iron and manganese removal: a solution for biofouling in groundwater
In situ iron and manganese removal: a solution for biofouling in groundwater
30th June 2023

By Sameera Mohamed and Lebogang Nhleko The engineering, environmental, mining and industrial sectors in South Africa and broader Africa are undergoing a dynamic transformation with the emergence of... 

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Innovative pumps help mines save energy and water
28th June 2023

Mining technology company Weir Minerals says that its GEHO positive displacement (PD) pumps help reduce energy and water consumption and improve mines’ sustainability performance.  The pumps range... 

Christina Ramotsabi, Multotec Process Engineering GM
Multotec’s 12-turn spiral goes to work in the mineral sands sector
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Responding to the needs of the mineral sands sector, process equipment specialist Multotec has developed its first 12-turn spiral concentrator. Multotec Process Engineering GM Christina Ramotsabi... 

Thermal power station refits pumps with Vesconite Hilube
21st June 2023

The largest New Zealand gas-fired thermal power station continues to use no-swell self-lubricating Vesconite Hilube bearings in its cooling water feeder pumps. The power station did a full... 

Image of a worker making final adjustments on a KREBS gravelMAX pump
Pumps help mines reduce energy consumption
19th June 2023

Ensuring pump efficiency is seen as a key factor in conserving energy and advancing decarbonisation in the mining sector. Minerals process specialist FLSmidth highlights two key aspects that reduce... 

Image of the Atlas Copco PAC H64 diesel driven pump
Selecting the correct dewatering pump
19th June 2023

Pump and dredging dewatering specialist IPR asserts that it has the expertise to guide customers in selecting the most suitable dewatering pump for specific applications. IPR rental development... 

Cape Town’s solar PV applications reach record level
16th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The appetite for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations has reached record levels in Cape Town, with March now the best month on record for new applications to install solar energy, says... 

Tackling Cholera At The Source
14th June 2023

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager, Xylem Africa. Cholera used to be a killer of epidemic proportions. In 1817, a cholera outbreak in India continued for almost a decade, killing... 

Atlas Copco’s online solutions enable customers to make the smart connection
14th June 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique supports its portable range of generators, air compressors, light towers, pumps and hand-held tools with several online solutions that enable customers, with the click... 

Image of a pump used in dewatering on mines
Dewatering the wettest mines in Africa
11th June 2023

Submersible pumps are regarded as important tools in keeping deeper mining areas operational and safe, and local pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology says that it has seen significant growth... 

How WEG VSDs technology can help deal with loadshedding
9th June 2023

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are generally considered as vital contributors to energy efficiency, but they also have features that can reduce the operational disruptions caused by load shedding.... 

Vesconite senior technical representative Phillip de Villiers
New Vesconite Wear Rings save electricity
9th June 2023

Save electricity and improve pump efficiencies with Vesconite Hilube. South African wear parts manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces no-swell components for pump applications that are... 

A Large white electric concrete mixer with the SANY Logo and green detailing with the Paris landscape in the backdrop
All-electric mixer launched, tested
9th June 2023

Global innovative and sustainable building solutions developer Holcim tested an all-electric concrete mixer truck last month. The eMixer was officially presented to the industry at international... 

Graco launches QUANTM pump
8th June 2023

The new electric-operated double diaphragm pump for industrial and hygienic applications is a big leap forward in pump innovation Graco, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment,... 

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New range of heavy duty slurry pumps for SA
2nd June 2023

Pump and dredging specialist IPR has announced that it has been appointed as a distributer of the Toyo heavy duty slurry submersible pumps range in Southern Africa by Toyo Pumps Europe (TPE). TPE... 

iTek Drives offers Optidrive products at prices up to 25% lower than competitors
Centre to enhance Optidrive knowledge
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Germiston-based variable frequency drives (VFD) distributor iTek Drives last month inaugurated a training centre aimed at transferring and enhancing knowledge related to Optidrive product... 

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Manufacturer innovates for energy, growing industries
2nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The ongoing energy supply crisis in South Africa has put the spotlight on the importance of reliable and efficient renewable-energy systems, and the role of the mechanical seal industry in... 

An image of Consulmet's 5 t/h dense media separation (DMS) test plant
DMS test plant launched
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Minerals and metals process engineering company Consulmet launched its 5 t/h dense media separation (DMS) test plant at its facilities in Modderfontein, in Johannesburg, in March. The DMS test... 

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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Our intelligent surface drill rigs bring the latest technology to surface mining applications. Designed to work in the toughest operating...

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,...


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