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Halima Frost

Halima Frost

Halima Frost is a Creamer Media Senior Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Driller foresees revenue boost with strong order book

19th April 2024 Boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling is optimistic its revenue for this year will improve on the back of a strong order book, the company reported during its 2023 full-year results presentation, held last month. Master Drilling COO Roelof Swanepoel reported that the company’s... 

Wind energy poses increased fall risks

12th April 2024 As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report named ‘Green Job Hazards’, workers in the wind energy... 

Wind energy poses increased fall risks
TALL ORDER Maintaining safety standards especially in the wind turbine installation and maintenance sector has come to the fore as the development of green energy gains impetus

Institute warns of looming change in standards

12th April 2024 As the unit standards of the current National Qualifications Framework (NQF) expired in June 2023, with the last enrolment of learners in June 2024, professional body Institute for Work at Height (IWH) continues its efforts to maintain some form of standardisation in the sector. As a result of... 

Institute warns of looming change in standards
STANDING FOR STANDARDS The Institute for Work at Height continues its efforts to maintain some form of standardisation in the sector

Deep-level investment

5th April 2024 Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng, already the world’s deepest mine, to over 4 km is an example of its commitment to South African... 

Deep-level investment
DEEPER THAN DEEP The development of the Mponeng mine will further cement it as the deepest mine globally

Miner eyes further growth in Zimbabwe

5th April 2024 In its constant drive to increase its representation and relevance in the country’s mining sector, Zimbabwe-focused explorer, developer and miner Caledonia Mining Corporation has changed its mining strategy to become a multi-asset gold producer. The miner’s flagship Blanket gold mine, about 15 km... 

Miner eyes further growth  in Zimbabwe
BLANKET INVESTMENT Caledonia Mining Corporation has changed its mining strategy to become a multi-asset gold producer in Zimbabwe

Mining innovators recognised

22nd March 2024 In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a virtual webinar – titled ‘Innovation, Digitisation and Collaboration in the South African Mining... 

Mining innovators recognised
FUTURE FORWARD the future of mining will see companies and mines embracing new technologies and developments

Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems

15th March 2024 Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and petrochemicals bulk transport supply chain businesses. “Owing to the significant volatility of its... 

Company invests in driver,  vehicle management systems
TRUSTED TANKER The in-vehicle management systems implemented by Unitrans make sure its fleet of tankers are safe for both the drivers and cargo

Programme targets underprivileged youth

15th March 2024 Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help develop less fortunate youth in South Africa. STEM subjects are more than gateways to “great,... 

Programme targets underprivileged youth
KEFILWE MASEKO For over ten years, the programme has given young individuals from disadvantaged or underprivileged backgrounds who have met the relevant academic requirements the opportunity to further their studies in tertiary institutions.

Sizable trunnion cast for SAG mill breakdown

8th March 2024 Mill roll and ring manufacturer South Africa Roll Company (Sarco) has delivered what it believes to be the largest locally cast semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill trunnion casting to grinding mill manufacturer New Concept Projects (NCP). NCP needed the cast for a client that experienced an... 

Sizable trunnion cast  for SAG mill breakdown
MILLING MILESTONE The trunnion cast by Sarco for a SAG Mill is believed to be one of the largest ever cast in South Africa

Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications

8th March 2024 With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services continues to maintain its foothold in the sector. More than 200 of the industrial-sized dry ice... 

Dry ice blaster popular  in cleaning applications
AS DRY AS ICE The use of solid carbon dioxide, or dry ice, reduces wet waste during the cleaning for foundries, forges and die-cast companies

New analysers launched at Indaba

8th March 2024 International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town last month.   The company also plans to promote... 

New analysers launched at Indaba
NEXT-GEN PRODUCTS The new Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence analysers being distributed by Innov-X Africa were launched at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba

Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices

23rd February 2024 The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and evolving industry practices, says coal procurement, mining project development and services company... 

Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices
THE FUTURE IN OUR HANDS The future of coal as an energy source needs to be aligned with more sustainable mining practices

Upward trend in generative AI adoption

23rd February 2024 Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially in the South African mining sector. The company, which provides security solutions – including... 

Upward trend in generative AI adoption
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Security systems and the uptake of new technologies in the mining sector will continue its upward trajectory

DRC investment to be buoyed by elevated copper price

16th February 2024 A forecasted increase in global copper prices will encourage continued investment in the “copper and cobalt mining powerhouse of Africa” – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – reports business advisory firm BDO South Africa senior audit manager Dorcas Nhlapo. She attributes this elevated... 

DRC investment to be buoyed  by elevated copper price
COPPER CAMPOUT An artisanal miner encampment which is a prolific occurrence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Human rights a key issue

16th February 2024 Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection of human rights – primarily those pertaining to the use of child labour – is the greatest challenge.   

Human rights a key issue
MINOR MINERS The use of children and disadvantaged people in the Democratic Republic of Congo mining sector is rampant

Positive reaction to machine, tech partnership

9th February 2024 Mining equipment manufacturer Veracio, a new subsidiary of international exploration drilling company Boart Longyear, says although its partnership with directional drilling service provider International Directional Services (IDS) is still in its infancy, the response from clients has been... 

Positive reaction to machine,  tech partnership
DEDICATED DRILL DISTRIBUTOR The partnership between IDS and Veracio will see the new TruGyro north-seeking continuous gyro tool being distributed to IDS clients across North America

Company showcases contribution to positive disruption

26th January 2024 Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in the mining industry. “As a global organisation, we aspire to embark on partnerships with our clients... 

Company showcases contribution to positive disruption
EXPLOSIVE TOPIC according to AECI the concept of positive disruption clearly speaks volumes to the explosives in mining sector

AI must be sustainably embraced by mining sector – law firm

26th January 2024 In an everchanging mining environment, it is crucial for the industry to approach technological advancements, especially artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on sustainable development and positive disruption, says law firm ENS in the build-up to next month’s Investing in African Mining... 

Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance

26th January 2024 On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to attend this year’s event, set to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February... 

Event organisers anticipate  sizable attendance
DIGNITARIES AND DELEGATES The upper echelon of Africa's mining sector will be attending this years Investing in African Mining Indaba being held in Cape town in February

Exploration deficit hampering sector

26th January 2024 South Africa’s mineral exploration sector is underperforming, with as much as a 15-year deficit in terms of the required exploration activity for a minerals- and mining- prolific country, posits industry employers’ association Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging mining leadership... 

Exploration deficit hampering sector
EXPLORING THE OPTIONS Minerals Council South Africa hopes to engage with prospective exploration companies to address the exploration deficit

PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted

26th January 2024 A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8. As a panellist involved in this... 

PGMs, hydrogen  think tank hosted
PLATINUM A PRIORITY The role that platinum group metals have in the development of a green economy will be discussed by Minerals Council South Africa modernisation and safety senior executive Sietse van der Woude at this years Investing in African Mining Indaba

Processing solutions manufacturer optimistic for African mining

26th January 2024 Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a productive and insightful Investing in African Mining Indaba this year, says Multotec Africa MD Peter... 

Processing solutions manufacturer optimistic for African mining
CHUTING FOR THE STARS A Multotec pulping chute which embraces new technology to maximise efficacy being manufactured

Green blasting tech to be showcased

26th January 2024 Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic blasting system, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held in Cape Town next... 

Green blasting tech  to be showcased
PLUG N' PLAY The new remote detonation technology offered by Orica will be showcased at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba

Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba

26th January 2024 In partnership with French government business export agency Business France, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric will exhibit at this years Investing in African Mining Indaba, showcasing its offerings to the African mining market. “Business France is responsible for... 

Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba
TECHING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL Offering advanced and more digitised technologies to the mining sector are what the Schneider Electric team hope to achieve at this years Investing in African Mining Indaba

Circularity promoted

26th January 2024 Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8.... 

Circularity promoted
PERFECT CIRCLE Bearings manufacturer SKF has adopted the circular economy concept in its manufacturing processes

Young mining potential

26th January 2024 To ignite conversations about the ballooning youth unemployment rate in South Africa, private-sector-funded initiative Youth Employment Services (YES) programme CEO Ravi Naidoo will unpack the topic at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape Town International... 

Young mining potential
POSITIVE OUTLOOK The Youth Employment Programme offers youth training and job opportunities in a tough and often daunting environment

Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges

24th January 2024 Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has manged to secure a large number of new international clients. The company’s direct marketing... 

Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges
EXPORT QUALITY Thos Begbie has secured many new international clients for its copper and copper processing products

Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing

24th November 2023 The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and within budget. “This is Pan African's fourth large-scale tailings plant in a project that is... 

Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing
FROM THE GROUND UP The foundation phase of the Mogale tailings retreatment plant at Mintails is progressing according to schedule and within budget

New processing chemicals supplied to copper miner

17th November 2023 Consequent to a complete ore characteristics analysis for a new client in the copper processing sector, South African chemical company Axis House has supplied collectors, depressants and frothers to the client, who has reported an improvement in product quality and a reduction in operational... 

New processing chemicals supplied to copper miner
ATTAINING COPPER Copper ore is processed into a refined product using collectors, depressants and frothers supplied by Axis House

Loophole harming sector

17th November 2023 Although illegal mining, theft of equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of fully functional local copper mines affect South Africa's copper sector, the prevailing export of scrap copper through loopholes in export regulations is also a major concern, says South African nonferrous metals... 

Loophole harming sector
CONTINUAL PRODUCTION Despite setbacks caused by flooding, Non Ferrous Metal Works has maintained its order book of products like these copper hangbars for its client's

Copper mine receives 20 new pumps

17th November 2023 Heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has successfully supplied 20 new pumps to a copper mine, in the Northern Cape, and has received an order for spares – valued at over R600 000 – from a copper company in Zambia. The products supplied will be used across the two... 

Copper mine  receives 20  new pumps
END TO CORROSION The polyurethane compound used in Schurco Slurry's wet end pumps and components decreases the degree of corrosion found in the highly corrosive copper processing process

Larger premises boosts stockholding

9th November 2023 Industrial electrical, electronic and mechanical product supplier Madacan Africa started operations last month at its new premises in the Northlands Business Park in Northriding, which is almost double the size of its previous facility in Kya Sands, both of which are in Gauteng. “The new 944 m2... 

Larger premises  boosts stockholding
THE FIRST OF MANY The Motovario single-stage gearbox units which are being imported by Madacan will be the first of this range to be stocked in its new facility

Pandemic-induced change demands upskilling

3rd November 2023 The warehousing and storage sector has noted a substantial uptick in demand for space and associated services, following the significant increase in e-commerce buying after Covid-19. The e-commerce “explosion” has, in turn, increased the need for industry-related skills, which employers and... 

Pandemic-induced change demands upskilling
POST COVID GROWTH The Covid-19 pandemic benefited the e-commerce sector by increasing the demand for efficient and streamlined warehousing and storage facilities

Larger incline screen delivered for growing sand mine

27th October 2023 A new Chieftain 2200 mobile inclined screen was delivered in August by mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment to the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg, in the Free State. Manufactured by mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment company Powerscreen, the Chieftain 2200 replaces a... 

Larger incline screen delivered for growing sand mine
UPPING PRODUCTIVITY The new Chieftan 2200 mobile incline screen in action at the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg

Sector can flourish – association

27th October 2023 Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg says the sector is agile and resilient and will continue to go from strength to strength.... 

Sector can flourish – association
LOOK TO THE HORIZON Surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa says that the future of the sector looks promising

Nonelectric detonators gain traction

20th October 2023 Since the launch of mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME’s new Viperdet MS series of detonators in August, the products have been used in 11 successful blasts in the South African quarrying sector. According to BME, the mining segment of chemicals company Omnia, the series is an... 

Nonelectric detonators gain traction
BLOWING UP IN POPULARITY The new BME Viperdet MS series of detonators has been used in 11 successful blasts since its launch in August

Organisers preparing for biggest event yet

29th September 2023 Events marketing and public relations house Siyenza Management will celebrate the hosting of the tenth Manufacturing Indaba, with this year’s edition being the largest edition to date. The event will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Gauteng, from October 24 to 26. 

Organisers preparing for  biggest event yet
BIG PERSONALITIES Notable attendees will give their opinions, ideas and prospects for the sector at this years Manufacturing Indaba

New inverter, battery solutions distributed

21st September 2023 Energy technology provider Midea Energy Solutions, a product division of global appliance and air conditioning manufacturer Midea, has partnered with local distributors Livance Distributors and Fourways Group to launch the Midea Energy Solutions range of inverter and energy storage products. The... 

New inverter, battery solutions distributed
SOLAR CONVERSION The new range of inverters and battery storage solutions offered by Midea

Event continues to impress

15th September 2023 Southern Africa's premier event for the general aviation industry, AERO South Africa took place this year at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane, Gauteng, from July 6 to 9. The event was presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Fairnamic – organisers of Europe’s... 

Event continues  to impress
FLY-IN HIGH the Fly in option was well received by visitors who could literally fly in to the event

First skid delivered to Free State client

8th September 2023 Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for chemicals and energy company Sasol Chemicals Midlands, in Sasolburg, in the Free State. The skid will be... 

First skid delivered to Free State client
POWER HOUSE The solar alternating current, low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' has been delivered to Sasol Midlands

Group installs 1.1 MW solar system at manufacturing facility

8th September 2023 After a year of planning and installing alternating-current and direct-current solutions, standby equipment manufacturer Static Power has commissioned a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) grid-tied system at its ACTOM Medium Voltage Switchgear manufacturing facility in Knights, Gauteng. Static Power... 

Group installs 1.1 MW solar system at manufacturing facility
THE SMART CHOICE Actom Smart Technologies division Static Power has installed a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic grid-tied system at its factory in Knights Gauteng
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