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Solar installations slow in South Africa after blackouts ease
Updated 5 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Repairs to South Africa’s coal-fired stations that have helped the State power utility avoid debilitating blackouts for three months straight is giving solar installers an unintended break. Until... 


Codelco copper output hit by lingering effects of rock collapse
Codelco copper output hit by lingering effects of rock collapse
11th June 2024 By: Reuters

Codelco attributed a sharp drop in production at its top mine to the lingering effects of a rock collapse last year as the world’s No. 1 copper supplier strives to reverse slumping output. “This... 


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Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor project, France – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The loading of the fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor has been completed ahead of its startup. 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


FUCHS’ lubricants for the sugar sector on show at Sugar Mac 2024
4th June 2024

Lubricants play a critical role in the sugar industry, from the initial crane yard through to the entire crushing, crystalising and packaging processes. Lubricants prevent wear and damage to... 


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Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 


ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Mixtec provides proactive aftermarket services such as maintenance, repairs and audits, including for third-party equipment
Skilled engineers key to customer satisfaction
31st May 2024

Industrial agitator and mixing specialist Mixtec’s dedicated field sales representatives, supported by consulting engineers specialising in mining applications, “resolutely” work to provide... 


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Motors swiftly repaired following failure
31st May 2024

Electric motor repair specialist Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) successfully completed the urgent repair of a 94 t 4 736 kW direct current mine winder motor under a tight deadline at platinum group... 


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Uncertainty over coal jobs ahead of South Africa elections
27th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growing up surrounded by the towering smokestacks of coal-fired power stations, 22-year-old Siya Mokoena's life is inextricably linked to the coal industry that dominates his hometown of Emalahleni... 


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Agricultural chain solutions for sustainable production
24th May 2024

Farm equipment is exposed to extremely challenging conditions, with equipment required to perform at peak at the start of the season, after a long period of inactivity. Throughout the full crop... 


Australian natural gas industry seeks policy repairs to boost investment
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's natural gas industry executives are seeking more measures to restore an investment environment they say has been damaged by a series of state interventions to boost domestic supply and... 


Comsol COO Darren Morgan
Licensed 5G FWA set to become the SME connection of choice
23rd May 2024

Licensed 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is poised to become the preferred last-mile connectivity solution for South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), replacing traditional fibre... 


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Famous Brands reports bump in revenue, while profits decline for 2024 financial year
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Branded food services franchisor Famous Brands has reported an 8% increase in revenue to R8-billion for the financial year ended February 29, although a 6% decrease in profit to R812-million and a... 


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Transfer chute maintenance on mines remains critical
17th May 2024

During times of declining commodity prices, the mining industry routinely prioritises cost cutting by suspending capital expenditure, however, the continuation of comprehensive maintenance... 


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Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor project, France – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

EDF teams have started to load the nuclear fuel assemblies into the reactor vessel. 


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... 


Industry leaders to deliver World Class seminars at Machine Tools Africa
Industry leaders to deliver World Class seminars at Machine Tools Africa
15th May 2024

Industry leaders from across the manufacturing and machine tools market will deliver a programme of world-class, free-to-attend seminars at Machine Tools Africa 2024, taking place at the Expo... 


Pratley to showcase its diverse adhesives range at NAMPO 2024
14th May 2024

Leading manufacturer Pratley will display its full range of industry-leading adhesives at SA Grain’s NAMPO Harvest Day 2024 from 14 to 17 May at Bothaville in the Free State, according to Mark... 


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Michelin research shows how transporters can reduce total cost of ownership
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its latest research focused on total cost of ownership, which is aimed at shifting the mindsets of South African transporters to run more efficient and... 


Sibanye underground workers
Sibanye reports lowest serious injury rate in its history for the first quarter
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reported its lowest group serious injury frequency rate (SIFR) in its history for the first quarter, ended March 31. The SIFR of 2.19 was 15% lower than... 


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Water clarification technology eliminates settling ponds
10th May 2024

Advanced water clarification technology solutions on offer from water recycling and concrete reclaiming systems developer Jadair International – such as its Settler/Clarifier System – are enabling... 


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Delba’s Field Services: Your trusted onsite solution for all electrical rotating equipment problems
10th May 2024

Electrical rotating equipment is the workhorse of modern industrial operations, powering a wide range of machinery across various sectors. However, like any complex mechanical system, electrical... 


Underspending on repairs, maintenance impacting on Joburg infrastructure – JoburgCAN
9th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following a decade of underspending on repairs and maintenance on infrastructure, JoburgCAN, an initiative of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says it is “gravely concerned” over the... 


Critical Importance of Machine Tools Market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
Critical Importance of Machine Tools Market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
9th May 2024

Machine tools are the foundation of modern manufacturing, providing essential equipment for the fabrication processes of all major manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace,... 


Critical importance of machine tools market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
9th May 2024

Machine tools are the foundation of modern manufacturing, providing essential equipment for the fabrication processes of all major manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace,... 


SKF agricultural chain solutions – performance when you need it most!
SKF agricultural chain solutions – performance when you need it most!
6th May 2024

SKF agricultural roller chains as well as special combine, baler and drive chains, are used extensively in the agricultural industry on a range of machines and equipment that includes combine... 


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The lights are on in South Africa and many people are suspicious
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is enjoying a rare streak of uninterrupted electricity right before elections, drawing more suspicion than praise in a nation that’s become accustomed to the daily power cuts that have... 


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City of Joburg working on 'innovative measures’ to reduce power outages, promises Mayor Gwamanda
2nd May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda announced on Thursday that the City intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next... 


SA mines get first look at private 5G in action
2nd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fixed-wireless access provider Comsol has showcased the capabilities of private fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure to South African mining companies at its Midrand premises to demonstrate... 


PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
Given the pressing need for reliable and efficient sewer systems, the selection of materials for pipelines is of paramount importance
Plastic pipes key to modernisation
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

To address the challenges of water scarcity, sanitation inadequacies and the need for efficient waste management there is ongoing reassessment of the materials and technologies used in... 


Kumba CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba’s first-quarter sales fall 10% on port challenges
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore has reported a 10% year-on-year decrease in sales to 8.5-million tonnes for the quarter ended March 31, on the back of port performance challenges. About... 


Gruyere gold mine
Gold Road resumes mining at Gruyere
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed gold miner Gold Road Resources has announced the resumption of mining and processing operations at the Gruyere gold mine, in Western Australia. In its March 2024 quarterly report,... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


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Port of Durban road rehabilitation project, South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority is rehabilitating key container-handling port precincts. 


Standalone 60 kVA 400 V WEG generator
Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 


Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


Zithulele District Hospital under construction
Coega Development Corporation has implemented R48bn worth of infrastructure since 2004
4th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Coega Development Corporation (Coega) says it has successfully implemented infrastructure projects to an accumulative value of about R48-billion since the inception of its development programme... 


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IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
4th April 2024

By ACTOM Business Development Executive Mamiki Matlawa   The Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 has faced criticism from some quarters for having gaps in its roadmap to shaping a... 


Jonathan McKey, National Sales and Marketing Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE
Quality SEW-EURODRIVE gearboxes now available for centre pivot irrigation in SA
2nd April 2024

Offering a complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems, SEW-EURODRIVE brings its quality products and support as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) closer to South Africa’s... 


Gruyere on path to recovery amid rain setback
Gruyere on path to recovery amid rain setback
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Operations at the Gruyere joint venture (JV), in Western Australia’s north-eastern Goldfields, will start resuming during the first week of April, midtier miner Gold Road Resources reported on... 


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Coal mining remains important
29th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

A prosperous future for the coal mining industry in South Africa depends on public and private sector parties tapping into its vast coal reserves, and power generation processes by State-owned... 


TRANSFER CHUTE INSTALLATION
Though transfer chutes may not be directly involved in the shaft sinking stage of development of a mine, they can used later during materials handling within the mine
Company improves efficiency, safety in underground operations
29th March 2024

There is a growing acknowledgement over the past few years that transfer points and chutes significantly influence overall process plant performance, says engineering company Weba Chute Systems,... 


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