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Shannon de Ryhove

Shannon de Ryhove

Shannon de Ryhove is Media Partnership Manager and Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Solutions provider aims to enhance mining productivity more sustainably

28th February 2024 Global engineering solutions provider Weir aims to assist the mining industry to meet the surging global demand for critical minerals and metals in a more sustainable way. It aims to do this through improving existing mines to enhance productivity and expediting resource extraction. Weir Group... 

MHSC aims to empower women, ensure health and safety in mining industry

15th February 2024 National public entity the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) has outlined ambitious goals to transform the mining industry by fostering gender diversity and prioritising the health and safety of all employees. MHSC CEO David Mamphitha has emphasised the council’s commitment to increasing the... 

MHSC aims to empower women, ensure health and safety in mining industry
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A strategic aim of the MHSC is the resolution to achieve zero harm within the mining sector

Heavy equipment manufacturer adopts cutting-edge innovations for sustainable mining

13th February 2024 Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu provided insights into the company's pioneering development in the mining sector during an exclusive interview at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, earlier this month. Komatsu GM for mining operations Hermann Hollhumer said the... 

Heavy equipment manufacturer adopts cutting-edge innovations for sustainable mining
Komatsu’s 4800XPC rope shovel is not only an engineering marvel but once fully assembled, will also be the first of its kind in Africa

TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology

12th 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. This ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep... 

TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning

Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions

12th February 2024 Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.  This occurred during the Investing in African Mining Indaba, held at the Cape Town International... 

Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric Mining, Minerals and Metals Segment Lead for Anglophone Africa Johan Pretorius

Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact

9th February 2024 Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors. The mining industry has always been important to the UK’s economy and has emerged as pivotal to the... 

Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact
MATT CRANE BDO Partner, Head of Natural Resources and Energy

ICMM announces initiative to simplify responsible mining standards

7th February 2024 In a significant move towards accountability and transparency in the global mining industry, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has unveiled plans to consolidate responsible mining standards into a single, globally recognised framework. This initiative, developed in... 

ICMM announces initiative to simplify responsible mining standards
ICMM President Rohitesh Dhawan in conversation with Natural Resource Governance Institute Africa director Nafi Chinery at Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions

7th February 2024 Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the industry. The company's focus on integrating motors, medium voltage variable speed drives, automation... 

Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics South Africa CEO Tim Walwyn

Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry

7th February 2024 In the wake of COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place at the end of 2023, the global mining industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards sustainability. The pivotal commitment to triple renewable energy production by 2030 has set the stage for a new era in... 

Mining companies embrace COP28 commitments, charting sustainable path for mining industry

Komatsu and Williams Racing reignite historic partnership

7th February 2024 Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a multi-year deal with Williams Racing to become the principal partner of the British team from the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Komatsu was a key partner of Williams Racing in Formula One during the 1980s and... 

Komatsu and Williams Racing reignite historic partnership
Komatsu joins Williams Racing as the British team's Principal Partner in Formula One from the start of the 2024 season

Anglo CEO urges resilience, partnerships amid global disruptions

6th February 2024 Multinational mining company Anglo American is focusing on partnerships with its host nations to grow the mining industry and remain resilient through disruptions, said CEO Duncan Wanblad during his keynote address on the first day of the Cape Town-based Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024.... 

Anglo CEO urges resilience, partnerships amid global disruptions
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Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad

MRC, PMC reach new depths in Lift II ventilation shaft project

15th December 2023 Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) celebrate a significant milestone in their partnership as they approach the completion of a notable project that can reshape the future of mining in Phalaborwa, in Limpopo, and... 

MRC, PMC reach new depths in Lift II ventilation shaft project
LIFE EXTENSION The Palabora copper mine Lift II expansion project is expected to extend the life of mine to at least 2038

Innovation, safety pave way for success

15th December 2023 As underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) continue their journey towards the 1 200-m mark in the construction of the ventilation shaft for the PMC Lift II expansion project, innovation and safety have taken centre... 

Innovation, safety pave way for success
INNOVATION Innovative approaches including tailored concrete mixes, have far-reaching implications for the future of shaft sinking projects in the mining industry

Project commits to people, wildlife

15th December 2023 While the main goal of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift II expansion project is to enhance and optimise its mining operations, it has also become a catalyst for substantial change in the surrounding communities and the preservation of the environment and wildlife conservation.... 

Project commits to people, wildlife
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT Palabora Copper is adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park, making wildlife management a crucial aspect of its operations

Sandvik officially launches its new high-tech Khomanani manufacturing facility

9th September 2022 Multinational mining and mineral processing equipment manufacturer Sandvik launched its new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on September 9. The facility was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Sandvik officially launches its new high-tech Khomanani manufacturing facility
Sandvik's new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg

Exhibitor lounge offers relaxing space to network, do business

23rd August 2022 Enterprise resource planning software provider SYSPRO Africa is once again sponsoring the exhibitor lounge at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade show after a successful first rendition of the sponsorship at the 2018 exhibition. The company exhibited for the first time during Electra Mining... 

Exhibitor lounge offers  relaxing space to  network, do business
To watch a video of SYSPRO Africa’s exhibitor lounge at Electra Mining Africa, scan the QR code.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg

18th August 2022 Platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has provided a tangible example of its philosophy of “More than Mining”, by partnering with the North West Department of Education (NWDoE) to officially open two newly built primary and secondary schools at Waterkloof Hills... 

Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg

Local manufacturer offers extensive knowledge on drive solutions

28th May 2021 Local electrical equipment manufacturer Zest WEG offers extensive applications knowledge, underpinned by its local capabilities, to customers across a range of industries. Adding value to its large range of electric equipment, Zest WEG has in its offering, customised solutions designed to suit... 

Local manufacturer offers extensive knowledge on drive solutions
Photo by Zest WEG
Zest WEG’s customised mill drive solutions include special features for mill operations, such as frozen charge detection software

Local manufacturer produces discreet armouring for passenger cars

16th April 2021 An increased concern for the safety of people in light passenger vehicles is driving local safety glass manufacturer South African Bullet Resistant Glass (SABRG) to extend its operations to the full armouring of vehicles across the range, from double and single cab bakkies, to passenger cars and... 

Local manufacturer produces discreet armouring for passenger cars
Photo by SA Bullet Resistant Glass
The ClippInn product secures a vehicle without making any changes to the vehicle’s doors and interior

Get going with galvanizing: new book for engineers from IZA

3rd July 2020 The International Zinc Association (IZA) will launch its new publication, The Essentials of Galvanizing, during a webinar hosted by Creamer Media Contract Publishing on July 15, 2020. The publication offers the civil engineering and construction industry valuable insights into the importance of... 

Get going with galvanizing: new book for engineers from IZA

Multotec expands global reach into South America

3rd July 2020 South African minerals processing company Multotec is expanding its global reach by investing in South America, where almost 30% of the world’s foreign direct investment is being funnelled. “South America is a very important mining jurisdiction. Multotec Chile’s official registration in 2014... 

Multotec expands global reach into South America
ROY ROCHE Multotec aims to be part of Brazil’s ambitions to expand its economy

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

5th May 2020 The effects of digitalisation are different worldwide, and Africa is no exception. German multinational Siemens senior VP for Digital Industries in Southern and Eastern Africa Ralf Leinen says that, for the first time, Africa has an opportunity to use smart technology to transform entire... 

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

Large pumps fleet offers fast turnaround for rental customers

20th March 2020 Specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental has reported a steady increase in the demand for rental pumps over the last four months, mainly owing to the start of the rainy season. Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine also attributes the increase in demand to the company’s fleet diversity... 

Company to unpack copper wire rod plant at inaugural wire conference

8th November 2019 Metallurgical industry plant and integrated systems provider SMS group will present its modular compacROD copper wire rod plant during the inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference, for which it has partnered with commodity research company CRU Group for the event. SMS group is a silver... 

Holistic approach to lifting projects saves time, money

19th April 2019 Germiston-based mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire tells Engineering News that the heavy lifting capacity of the company’s modern mobile crane is transforming industrial project roll-out. “Twenty years ago, our heavy-lift fleet consisted of 350 t mobile cranes, which were the biggest... 

Holistic approach to lifting projects saves time, money
Photo by Johnson Crane Hire
PRECISION PLANNING Johnson Crane Hire heavy lift and support cranes were used for the installation at height of heavy equipment, requiring precision planning and lifting on a confined site

Now is the time to focus on Industry 4.0 – CEA chairperson

22nd February 2019 With 2019 ushering in new executive leadership at employer and employee representative association, the Constructional Engineering Association of South Africa (CEA), chairperson Rajen Govender believes that it is the ideal time to focus on the association and industry’s readiness for the Fourth... 

Now is the time to  focus on Industry 4.0  – CEA chairperson
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RAJEN GOVENDER It is imperative that industry and government work together to approach Industry 4.0 as an opportunity to establish new training and apprenticeship programmes

Global association aims to build sustainable future for zinc

14th December 2018 Global association the International Zinc Association (IZA) was created in 1991 by a group of leading zinc producers who are guided by the principle of undertaking actions that positively influence the market and the image of zinc. IZA Africa regional director Hazvinei Munjoma spoke to Mining... 

Global association  aims to build sustainable  future for zinc
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Hazvinei Munjoma, the regional director for the Africa branch of the International Zinc Association, discusses the association’s initiatives. (Camera & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Photographer: Dylan Slater. 12/11/2018)

Manufacturer ensures top quality screens for iron-ore sector

7th December 2018 Vibrating and original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) and supplier Kwatani has successfully custom-engineered and manufactured about 1 000 of its robust vibrating screens and feeders in the iron-ore sector in South Africa to date, while more than 15 000 units have been shipped into 35 countries... 

Manufacturer ensures top quality screens for iron-ore sector
Photo by Kwatani
KIM SCHOEPFLIN Kwatani’s success lies in its ability to engineer a customised, robust vibrating equipment solution at a proven lowest cost of ownership

TwinPower generator doubles the power, flexibility of containerised gensets

7th December 2018 Sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco Power Technique’s new prime power TwinPower containerised generators, the QAC 1100 and QAC 1450, are a well-suited power solution for applications requiring variable power needs. “The economic viability of the two models means that end-users... 

Local manufacturer supplies backup power to new Sandton development

7th December 2018 Local manufacturer Zest WEG Group’s Cape Town-based generator set (genset) division is in the process of commissioning two 11 kV, 2 000 kVA gensets for a mixed-use property development in Sandton, Gauteng. The full scope of work includes the design, manufacture, complete installation and testing... 

Supporting industry associations adds value – CMA

23rd November 2018 To ensure the use of high-quality precast concrete products in the market, it is vital for professionals and manufacturers of products related to the built environment to realise the value of joining industry associations, particularly those that have the wellbeing of end-users and industry at... 

Industry associations offer innovative opportunities for precast manufacturers

23rd November 2018 Leading construction materials company AfriSam, who has been producing quality construction materials for over 80 years, strongly believes that industry bodies, such as the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA), have the opportunity to build the knowledge base and positively contribute towards... 

CMA membership offers significant advantages

23rd November 2018 As a leading supplier of innovative infrastructure products to the construction and mining industries in Southern Africa, the Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG), which represents precast concrete product specialists Rocla and Technicrete, believes that Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA)... 

Connecting international expertise to South African opportunities

12th October 2018 European alliance partner company GC Top Technologies — an Italian company based in South Africa — aims to connect international suppliers of the best available technologies with South African clients that require improved efficiency, enhanced productivity and environment-friendly solutions. The... 

Opportunities abound for Italian entrepreneurs expanding into Africa

12th October 2018 The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries says Italian companies are becoming increasingly positive about the opportunities offered by South Africa, which is being acknowledged as a hub from which to expand and invest into surrounding African countries, says Italian-South African... 

CAME Group parking solutions for revenue generation

12th October 2018 Global technology company CAME, a group well-known in Italy and worldwide, has been operating in the home and building automation sector for over forty years. Cutting-edge technologies, soundness, efficiency and design are among the principles that guide the company in the design and... 

Poorly designed chutes can lead to increased operating costs

28th September 2018 Mines and process plant operators need to fully understand the total cost of ownership of all elements within an operation, and should be especially aware of the knock-on effect that a poorly-designed transfer chute can have, says Germiston-based material transfer solutions provider Weba Chute... 

Pumps range displays benefits across applications

14th September 2018 Innovative engineering has resulted in minerals industry supplier FLSmidth’s new Krebs slurryMAX split-case slurry pump gaining a strong foothold in slurry applications across Africa. The company recently exhibited the new features and safety benefits of the pump at mining and power exhibition... 

High efficiency drives versatile pump set

14th September 2018 Pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental recently completed the assembly of an electrically driven Sykes XH150 pump set, which it exhibited at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. The pump set consists of a 315 kW motor with a 400 V drive capable of a maximum head of 180 m with a... 

Warman pump offers cost effective solutions for heavy duty slurry applications

14th September 2018 Pump manufacturer and supplier Weir Minerals Africa exhibited its flagship Warman MCR 450 mill circuit pump at Africa’s largest trade exhibition, Electra Mining Africa, held in September this year. Weir Minerals Africa product manager for slurry pumps Marnus Koorts explains that one of the... 

Innovation recognised at this year’s EMA

13th September 2018 The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) awarded South African mining supplier Afri-Tech the overall innovation award and the South African Innovation award at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition for its locally manufactured forced ejection nozzle. The nozzle, which is... 

Innovation recognised at this year’s EMA
Photo by Dylan Slater
The Afri-Tech team with SACEEC CEO Eric Bruggeman
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