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Speakers explore process heat supply alternatives
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa facing an imminent gas supply cliff, and the need to decarbonise becoming increasingly imperative, industrial gas users are facing considerable challenges and may need to explore... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


Hermosa stands out as the sole advanced mining project in the US capable of producing two federally designated critical minerals – zinc and manganese.
DoD dollars to help drive domestic manganese production at South32's Hermosa
20th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded diversified miner South32’s Hermosa project, in Arizona, $20-million to support domestic manganese production. The money will be matched with a... 


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Yet more Chinese imports on their way, this time electric, and available to rent
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local importer of Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) battery electric vehicles (BEV), Enviro Automotive, says it will make a number of additions to its vehicle line-up. The company introduced the... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets
17th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 


EXPO PARTICIPATION
BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 


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Firm highlights improved safety, reliability of new actuator
17th May 2024

Global technology and software company Emerson has introduced the new ASCO Series 148/149 safety valve and motorised actuator made for industrial fuel oil burner recirculation and safety shutoff... 


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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. 


Process flowsheet for the Kasiya rutile project
Kasiya rutile/graphite project, Malawi – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign has reported “excellent” results from graphite testwork completed at four different laboratories. 


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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Keliber lithium refinery has progressed according to schedule. 


Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
15th May 2024

New technological developments have thrust the local machine tools industry into a novel growth phase. The incorporation of automation and intelligent functions, as well as CNC machines for... 


Rubble being removed at the site of a building collapse in George
Pathology services seek to expedite identification as George building collapse death toll reaches 32
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) and the South African Police Service are planning to expedite the identification of persons killed in a building collapse in George, in the Western Cape, with only... 


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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... 


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Consultancy concludes water project
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Multidisciplinary consulting firm SRK Consulting recently completed a project involving mine water, in West Africa, which started with characterising the key aquifers at the mine. Thereafter, SRK... 


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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... 


PURPOSE-BUILT
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,... 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


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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... 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown is getting closer to first production at Kathleen Valley. 


LOCATION MAP OF THE LINDI JUMBO PROJECT
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has confirmed that ore has successfully advanced through the concentrating circuit to produce an unscreened wet concentrate. 


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Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, UK – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

High-temperature superconducting tapes for use in the project will be tested in a Czech research reactor following the signing of an agreement between the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Research... 


Sovereign reports ‘excellent’ graphite testwork results
8th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign has reported “excellent” results from graphite testwork completed at multiple independent laboratories in Australia, Canada and South Africa using a conventional... 


The installation of the reliable FireDos proportioner under cold weather conditions
7th May 2024

A Canadian industrial company Novota Engineering, decided to install a FireDos stationary foam proportioner in a freezing environment in the middle of nowhere, the historical location of Yukon... 


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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,... 


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Epiroc acquires South African rock drilling parts maker Weco
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Swedish equipment manufacturer Epiroc has successfully acquired Weco, a South African manufacturer of precision-engineered rock drilling parts. Weco has been operating in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,... 


Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


Kathleen Valley nearing first production
Kathleen Valley nearing first production
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium developer Liontown is getting closer to first production – scheduled for mid-year – with the miner this week reaching the key milestone of crushing first ore at its flagship Kathleen Valley... 


Sintech
Sintech
3rd May 2024

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 


MANUFACTURING POTENTIAL
The Biofibre Hub Project seeks to harness the potential of plant-based fibres, particularly bast and leaf fibres, to innovate in the automotive sector and beyond
Biofibre project to enhance competitiveness
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Government economic programme Coega Development Corporation, in partnership with scientific and technology research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have embarked... 


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Bunyu graphite project, Tanzania – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Testing on the graphite concentrate has been conducted over the past three months. 


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Ngualla rare earths project, Tanzania – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received robust support from credit agencies and commercial banks. 


Walkabout achieves first concentrated ore at Lindi Jumbo, ramp-up efforts continue
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started concentrating ore at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, with commissioning activities continuing to ramp up. The mine is poised to become one... 


Scientists explore how to improve crop yields – on Mars
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

For future human bases or colonies on Mars to be self-sustaining, a reliable source of home-grown food will be a must. It simply would be too costly and risky to rely upon rocket deliveries to meet... 


Red Rock to undertake work programmes at Burkina Faso project
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Red Rock Resources’ Bilbale gold project, in Burkina Faso, holds “significant potential”, consultant Dr Willem J Smuts has noted in a report. Smuts recently undertook a site visit to the... 


Ongoing Douta exploration efforts
Thor reports lower revenue, profits for 2023
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold mining and exploration company Thor Explorations has reported a $24-million year-on-year decrease in revenue from $165.2-million in 2022 to $141.2-million for the year ended December 31, 2023.... 


Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases
Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases
29th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With the increasing number of people using AirTags to track their belongings, sustainable technology protection developer Horizen has launched South Africa’s first three-dimensional (3D) printed,... 


BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 


Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper made a fresh push toward five digits as BHP Group’s blockbuster offer to buy Anglo American lent support to bulls who say the metal is headed for long-term shortages and high prices. The... 


Reflux flotation cell in an industrial coal application
Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows
26th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 


A man in Blue PPE at the face of a shaft in the Test Mine offered by the Mandela Mining Precinct
Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 


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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 


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Dwyka Mining Services proudly represents incredible bulk handling with LASE Industrielle’s TVM-3D-M
26th April 2024

The Problem  Traditional load and haul analysis methods have been characterised by estimations and disjointed data, resulting in delayed decision-making and suboptimal load optimisation. The... 


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