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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals continues to engage with Zimbabwe-based lenders for working capital facilities. 

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Hyphen green hydrogen project, Namibia – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy is investing €2-million on its MetMast Measuring Campaign, in Namibia. 

Namibian president Dr Nangolo Mbumba alongside Hyphen CEO Marco Raffinetti
Hyphen deploys MetMasts to model energy yield for Namibia green hydrogen project
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Green hydrogen development company Hyphen Hydrogen Energy is investing €2-million on its MetMast Measuring Campaign, which makes use of meteorological masts (MetMasts) to precisely model the energy... 

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High-capacity grinding mill deal concluded
5th April 2024

Finland-based industrial machinery company Metso Corporation has been awarded an order to deliver an 18 MW semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill for the Phase 2 expansion at Canadian mineral... 

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Microwave consistency meters brought to greenfield pulp, paper mill
29th March 2024

Technology leader in electrification and automation ABB has completed the delivery of KPM KC7 microwave consistency sensors to a new paper mill in Pelasgia, Greece, owned by integrated paper and... 

Shift in household energy use alters South Africa’s power landscape: advent of solar and smart technologies offers light at the end of Eskom’s tunnel
26th March 2024

Co-authored by Mark Allewell, CEO at Sensor Networks and Ross Mains-Sheard, CEO and Co-Founder of Versofy It has been reported that South African households tripled their spending on solar imports... 

Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
25th March 2024

Water treatment systems in metropolitan areas demand careful monitoring and management processes across sprawling networks. Process automation through the use of pressure transmitters can be a... 

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New ore sorting tech launched at Indaba
22nd March 2024

Collection and sorting systems developer Tomra Mining launched its Tomra deep learning solution OBTAIN, which is suitable for high-capacity ore sorting, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 

Collaboration between Ericsson, Mugler, and SMS group
11th March 2024

SMS group is one of the first operators of a private 5G network for researching real-time applications for the metallurgical industry The 5G standard enables data to be transmitted up to ten times... 

Aubert & Duval invests in SMS group closed-die forging press for manufacturing innovative forgings to support the decarbonization trend of its main customers
11th March 2024

75 million euros to be invested in new forging technology for the total project Long-standing partnership confirmed Special applications for the aerospace industry New materials and processes for... 

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How remote monitoring can improve rural water provision and management
5th March 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric It is widely accepted that rural areas in South Africa are more difficult to manage and monitor assets and treatment plants due... 

Tapflo dewatering pumps
Range of submersible pumps available
1st March 2024

Global supplier and manufacturer specialising in diaphragm pumps, centrifugal pumps and industrial equipment Tapflo has recently introduced a line of submersible pumps to its product range. This... 

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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals intends to raise £2.48-million before expenses through a subscription to advance its Zulu project. 

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Deep learning solution to transform ore sorting technology
15th February 2024

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 

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Precise detection with photoelectric sensors
15th February 2024

The OMH sensor from ifm detects tiny objects in standard mode with an accuracy in the micrometre range. Its high resolution and high-precision allows for precise arrangements and positioning of... 

TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 

South Africa’s security technology market poised for growth – research
9th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African security technology market is poised for growth, making it one of the exceptions compared with other industries in the country that are currently facing economic and financial... 

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Partnership to facilitate process technology development, broaden product range
9th February 2024

Sensor company SICK and measurement and automation technology specialist Endress+Hauser are aiming to enter a strategic partnership to broaden Endress+Hauser's product range, enhance SICK's process... 

African Pioneer extends Ongombo prospecting licence, upgrades mineral resource estimate
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed exploration and resource development company African Pioneer has been notified that the exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 5772, 40 km northeast of Windhoek, Namibia, has been... 

Marula announces new investment partner replacing Q Global
8th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining has advised of an amendment to its subscription agreement with a subsidiary of investment fund Q Global Commodities. The company last year entered into an... 

Denel interim CEO Mike Kgobe
Denel shows off its products at global defence show in Saudi Arabia
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence company Denel is showcasing several of its products in the fields of missile technology, air defence systems, precision guided munitions, artillery systems and unmanned aerial... 

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ACSA’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels on track
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As of December 2023, the airline industry had largely recovered its traffic to 2019 levels, which is the benchmark for pre-Covid-19, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CEO Mpumi Mpofu informed in... 

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Position detection cylinder sensors
29th January 2024

T-slot cylinder sensors with IO-Link and two configurable hardware outputs is designed to keep both end positions in view. The outputs can be configured to specific application requirements. A... 

Marula CEO Jason Brewer
Marula commissions Rados XRF ore sorter at Blesberg mine
25th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

AQSE-listed mining and development company Marula Mining has completed the commissioning of a Rados SRF100-8 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ore sorter at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine, in the... 

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Sensor for point level and leakage monitoring
24th January 2024

Described as an alternative to float switches, LI level sensors are designed to reliably detect leakages and point levels on a permanent basis. The capacitive measuring system has no moving parts,... 

Area: Level monitoring
Area: Level monitoring
23rd January 2024

Safe without a float LI level sensor for point level and leakage monitoring Approved as overflow prevention and leakage. sensor to the German Federal Water Act (WHG) Maintenance-free as there are... 

Area: Position detection – cylinder sensors
Area: Position detection – cylinder sensors
23rd January 2024

Keeps both end positions in view - T-slot cylinder sensors with IO-Link Only 1 sensor for 2 end positions for short-stroke cylinders End position setting aid with second LED Inline quality... 

Enter the New Era of Mobile AI with Samsung Galaxy S24 Series
Enter the New Era of Mobile AI with Samsung Galaxy S24 Series
17th January 2024

Empowering everyday experiences, from barrier-free communication to awe-inspiring creativity to the power for even more possibilities, Galaxy AI transforms the iconic S Series for the future.... 

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Airbus Helicopters acquires US uncrewed aircraft company
16th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Helicopters, the rotary-wing business of the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus, has announced that it is acquiring US uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) company... 

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Pump tackles tough slurry challenges
12th January 2024

The challenging conditions in slurries require pumps that are robust and reliable, to ensure effective pumping of fluids with high concentrations of abrasives, such as sand and stones. The abrasive... 

Platinum’s use as an actuator material is being investigated
8th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Nanoporous platinum, a platinum matrix containing tiny pores to increase energy conduction, has recently been created in large quantities for the first time, for trial use as an actuator material,... 

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Airbus awarded contract for next phase of 'standards laboratory in space' project
5th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Space has been awarded a €109.3-million (including options) contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the latest phase of its Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial and Helio... 

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TotalEnergies takes steps to broaden methane emission reductions in the oil, gas sector
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TotalEnergies has announced the signing of three cooperation agreements with national oil and gas companies – Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan and Sonangol in Angola – to carry out methane... 

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Mandela Mining Precinct celebrates five-year anniversary
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

The public-private partnership Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) celebrated five years of mining research, development,and innovation (RDI) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)... 

SA innovation offers high-tech solution to energy crisis: smart geyser devices integrated into household solar systems could significantly decrease residential load on Eskom, with potential to reduce household electricity bills by 80%
4th December 2023

By Mark Allewell, Founder & CEO of Sensor Networks Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa recently revealed that South Africa is haemorrhaging close to R1 billion daily due to load shedding,... 

Commissioning of expanded processing plant at Marula's Blesberg project remains on track
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has reported steady progress in the expansion of ore processing capacity at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum... 

Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
1st December 2023

Container yards are essential for the global transportation of goods, and the cargo handling equipment that gets utilised within them is critical to make the handling process as seamless and... 

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Small sensor offers high speed and wide range
1st December 2023

A new sensor designed for confined spaces is said to be the smallest distance sensor on the radar market. German radar specialist OndoSense has expanded its portfolio to include the OndoSense reach... 

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Uis Phase 2 expansion project, Namibia – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Andrada Mining has reported that resource validation drilling is planned over the northern and central pegmatite clusters. 

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Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 

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UK company wins major satellite and space debris monitoring contracts
23rd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK space domain awareness (SDA) services company Spaceflux (founded in 2022) has won two important contracts from Britain’s military and civilian space organisations, UK Space Command and the UK... 

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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals has advised that its Zulu project should be in full production in January next year. 

Marula advances Tanzanian, South African projects
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As Africa-focused Marula Mining works to expand lithium ore processing capacity at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, the company loaded and hauled... 

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