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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... 

Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai
Opinion: Perfecting the art of water delivery for future generations
27th February 2023

In this article, Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai writes about water shortages and how to improve water delivery for future generations. 

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Growthpoint breaks ground on Trade Park Phase 2 to meet growing industrial demand in KZN
27th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties has broken ground on Phase 2 of Trade Park, a prime industrial park in the Mount Edgecombe industrial precinct in KwaZulu-Natal, north of Durban. This R180-million... 

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Expanded African footprint for pumps
24th February 2023

Dewatering, slurry and sludge pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology has expanded its distribution area, following the renewal of its distribution agreement for a further five years by global... 

Alternative energy solutions are necessary now more than ever
24th February 2023

As a result of the load-shedding crisis, South Africa’s GDP growth is most likely to drop more than half to 1.2% this year. President Cyril Ramaphosa called the challenges within the embattled... 

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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.  

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24th February 2023

IPR, previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, is recognised across the SADC region as the pump, heavy duty slurry handling and dredging specialist, operating across all sectors including... 

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Integrated Pump Technology
24th February 2023

As a leading supplier of premium pump brands across the SADC region, Integrated Pump Technology operates across the mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater and engineering sectors with a strong... 

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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... 

Minister announces renewables tax break for business and the green subsidy race
Minister announces renewables tax break for business and the green subsidy race
23rd February 2023

By Irene Lauro, Environmental Economist at Schroders In his National Budget Speech on Wednesday, South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announced that from 1 March 2023, businesses will be... 

Enoch achieves a business-friendly Budget but government must act now to protect consumers’ pockets and jobs
23rd February 2023

Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana has managed to tread the fine line with his 2023 Budget Speech, delivering on a business-friendly Budget that provides relief and paves the way for economic... 

IOPSA urges prudent water use while this is still possible
21st February 2023

South Africa’s already-serious water crisis is being exacerbated by load shedding and this is expected to worsen as the country struggles to bring more electricity generation online. The country... 

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Centrifugal pumps promise high pressure performance
17th February 2023

A new centrifugal pump designed for high pressure applications aims to reduce downtime, prolong lifespans and save operational costs. The Atlas Copco PAC H centrifugal pump is part of the company’s... 

SA mining sector can play key role in saving water – AECI
17th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The South African mining sector can play a significant role in water savings, says water treatment chemicals, equipment and services group AECI Water executive Dean Mulqueeny. With about 200 mines... 

WGC CFO Terry Heymann
Gold mines can play a key role in establishing infrastructure for transition to renewables
16th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining companies are developing and deploying strategies to reduce climate-related risks in the locations where mines are situated, and the ability for gold mines to self-generate power on a... 

DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius
Strong gold price helps DRDGold mitigate lower production
15th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

South African gold producer DRDGold has reported a 6% revenue growth for the six months ended December 31, 2022, thanks to favourable gold prices. The company's revenue grew to about R2.65-billion,... 

The consequences of fitting that surprisingly expensive low priced peristaltic hose
15th February 2023

By Reinhard Seidel, Africa Client Services, Verder Pumps SA In any industrial setting, the balancing act between cost savings and profitability is a careful one. The mining industry for instance -... 

A unified approach to water and wastewater challenges
15th February 2023

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software lead, and Ettienne van Niekerk, Cluster Water Segment leader at Schneider Electric South Africa’s water and wastewater (WWW) woes are well documented... 

Load shedding has led to higher volumes of organic waste
14th February 2023

While many businesses are finding a way to keep their power on and operations running, businesses within the agriculture, food processing and hospitality sectors are also dealing with an increase... 

Slag granulation in non-ferrous sector
10th February 2023

SMS Group subsidiary Paul Wurth notes that its INBA slag granulation and dewatering system is the proven route for converting molten slag into a value-added product not only in the field of blast... 

Mining industry can play key role in saving water
6th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South African mining sector can play a significant role in water savings, says water treatment chemicals, equipment and services group AECI Water executive Dean Mulqueeny. With about 200 mines... 

Mechanical Rotating Solutions received multiple mobile pump units for refurbishment last month
No substitute for reliability, ROI
3rd February 2023

South Africa’s electricity crisis has made it more evident than ever that maintenance and planning should form the core of any industrial operation, says mining supplies company Mechanical Rotating... 

As centrifugal pumps are widely used for multiple mining applications, they are often preferred for attaining high flow rates in a smooth manner
Centrifugal pumps often preferred, says report
3rd February 2023

Centrifugal pumps are expected to be the largest contributor to the mining pumps market from 2022 to 2032, according to a report by market research and consulting agency Fact.MR. The report... 

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Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security
3rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers 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. 

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Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security
3rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers and... 

The Atlas Copco brand boasts a high level of quality for strong performance and rugged wear
Company welcomes master distributorship of new range
3rd February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Dewatering pumps and dredging specialist IPR recently welcomed a master distributorship for global industrial company Atlas Copco’s new pumps range in the Southern Africa region into its overall... 

Integrated Pump Technology intends to establish new distributorships in Gabon, Angola, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Kenya to sell and support the Grindex range
Grindex pumps distributor widens SADC network
3rd February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Pumping applications solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology has been given the green light to distribute the submersible pumps range from Swedish pumps manufacturer Grindex in a further... 

Weir Minerals Africa is the only player in the local market that has its own foundry
OEM’s recipe wins bulk of Africa’s projects
3rd February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa is the partner of choice for the majority of mining operations in Africa, winning 95% of projects owing to the company’s footprint, the scale of its... 

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Mitigating the cost and perils of downtime in mining
2nd February 2023

When it comes to mining, the cost of downtime in a single shift can run into the millions. Here’s how Astron Energy can play a role in minimising the loss of productivity on site. Mining and its... 

Pushing the boundaries of desalination efficiency
1st February 2023

The role of advanced pump technology in the evolution of the desalination industry Over the past two decades, desalination plants have become bigger, more cost-effective and twice as energy... 

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Medium voltage electric motors offer reliability and reduced costs
27th January 2023

Critical applications that require a high degree of reliability and longevity are said to benefit from the use of medium voltage (MV) electric motors which are tailor-made for specific tasks, and... 

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Move towards pump rental
27th January 2023

A shift towards rental options as opposed to buying dewatering pumps and associated equipment, has been noted by dewatering and dredge pump rental specialists IPR. IPR MD Lee Vine asserts that... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has said it will approach the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for an exemption to temporarily bypass the flue gas desulphurisation units at the Kusile power station. 

Oil adulteration a big risk to South Africa’s fuel security
25th January 2023

By Mpho Dipela, Director and Shareholder of Royale Energy                                       South Africa is heavily dependent on imported fuel. As an oil company, Royale Energy is aware of the... 

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Weather, loadshedding contribute to smaller wine grape crop
25th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The 2023 wine grape harvest – from January to April – is expected to deliver a smaller crop than in 2022, viticulturists and producer cellars have indicated in the latest crop estimate.... 

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Revamp for two water treatment works
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering solutions provider Bosch Projects has been appointed by the Blue Crane Route municipality (BCRM) as consultants for the refurbishment of the water treatment works (WTW) for... 

Cape Town plans seven-fold budget increase to protect sewer pump stations
18th January 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The City of Cape Town has approved a seven-fold budget increase, from R70-million in 2022, to R400-million in 2024, and to R500-million in 2025, to upgrade pump stations and boost protection from... 

An energy crisis is seeping into South Africa’s food supply
18th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The most severe power cuts ever experienced in South Africa are threatening food and water supplies and disrupting the lives of millions of people, including chicken farmers. In the poultry... 

Drakenstein municipality formally objects to Eskom’s approved 18.65% tariff increase
17th January 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Drakenstein mayor Conrad Poole has raised a formal objection against the 18.65% electricity tariff increase that was approved for State-owned power utility Eskom from April 1, asking that the... 

A solar farm
Big ‘new industrial age’ dividends possible with clean-energy market poised to grow to $650bn by 2030
12th January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis estimates that the global market for key mass-manufactured clean-energy technologies will grow by more than three times to $650-billion a year by... 

Progress made in sewage spillages
16th December 2022

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has applauded the progress made in attending to the sewage spillages in Matjhabeng local municipality in the Free State and committed to continuous... 

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Distribution of dewatering pumps expanded
11th December 2022

Gauteng-based IPR has become the Southern African distributor for the Atlas Copco Pump Division. Previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, local pump and dredging specialist IPR highlights its... 

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