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Ukwazi’s 20-year history enabled by commodity and geographic diversification

By: Tracy Hancock     Updated 20 minutes ago As it celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, South Africa-based specialist mining services provider Ukwazi is broadening its reach throughout Africa and the Middle East.  The company attributes its sustainability to its focus on organic leadership, its unique organisational design based... 

MEMSA Mind Shift 2024 - Innovation, digital technology and skills in the SA mining supply chain

7th June 2024 This year’s MEMSA conference, aptly themed ‘Smart Solutions for People and Planet’, brought together experts and thought leaders from the mining industry to share insights and advancements in technology that drive safety, sustainability and efficiency. Department of Science and Innovation chief... 

MEMSA Mind Shift 2024 - Innovation, digital technology and skills in the SA mining supply chain

Why transitioning to clean energy is in mining companies financial interest

7th June 2024 The mining industry has undergone a transformation over the past decade as pressures around the energy transition have grown. With the metals and mining industry currently responsible for about 15% of yearly global emissions there has rightly been an increase in scrutiny from investors, employees... 

Martin Horgan CEO of Centamin plc
Martin Horgan CEO of Centamin plc

Reflecting on South Africa's mining future

7th June 2024 The 2024 London Indaba promises an important platform for advancing the global discourse on mining in Africa. The theme of London Indaba is "Why Africa is important for the future of mining and mining is important for the future of Africa: Africa’s critical role in the minerals and metals of the... 

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Director: Corporate & Commercial Practice and Head of Mining & Minerals Sector Vivien Chaplin
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Director: Corporate & Commercial Practice and Head of Mining & Minerals Sector Vivien Chaplin

CGS provides expert insights on junior mining exploration

By: Sabrina Jardim     7th June 2024 Amid a mining industry plagued by challenges such as mining license application backlogs and host community unrest, the need for more action and collaboration in driving exploration in South Africa was the focal point for discussion throughout the first session of this year’s Junior Mining... 

CGS provides expert insights on junior mining exploration

Alcohol Breathalysers (Pty) Ltd

4th June 2024 Alcohol Breathalysers supplies the iBlow10 no-contact breathalyser, a high speed no-contact alcohol breathalyser screener for testing drivers at road blocks and workers entering industrial sites and mines. The iBlow10 provides up to 12 tests per minute without the use of mouth pieces and offers... 

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Murray & Roberts Cementation

4th June 2024 Murray & Roberts Cementation, part of the Murray & Roberts group, is a top-tier underground mining contractor headquartered in Johannesburg, serving Africa. 

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African Critical Minerals Summit offers a green approach to position Africa as a primary beneficiary of her mineral resources

30th May 2024 The African continent, characterised by its youthful demographic and rapid economic growth, stands at a critical crossroads. Despite its vibrant potential, the shadows of political oppression and a lingering colonial legacy continue to impact its trajectory significantly. Historically, the... 

African Critical Minerals Summit offers a green approach to position Africa as a primary beneficiary of her mineral resources

AESSEAL’s innovative sealing solutions drive sustainability in Botswana’s mining operations

24th May 2024 In a recent interview, AESSEAL South Africa MD Shane Chester discussed how the company is revolutionising the mining industry in Botswana with its innovative sealing solutions, focusing on the significant achievements in operational efficiency and sustainability. Chester began by highlighting a... 

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Delba Electrical successfully performs steady state ignition tests

24th May 2024 The safe operation of electrical rotating machines in the chemical, oil and gas industrial environments where hazardous gas may be present is of great concern. Risks associated with partial discharge (PD) and corona discharge at various locations in high voltage stator windings calls for a... 

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Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use

10th May 2024 South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be given energy independence in that they can create their own renewable energy, create their own... 

KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
KarstHydro MD Guy Richards

MetaleN

3rd May 2024 Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes for the highest quality to EN specification. The highest quality materials ensure your final product... 

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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 services and products for the mining process itself as well as for the processing of mined products.... 

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Astron Energy at forefront of latest innovations, technology in mining

26th April 2024 As a leading fuel company and key player in the mining and energy sectors of South Africa, Astron Energy is committed to supporting customers through tailored and bespoke solutions.  With over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, Astron Energy understands what it truly means to be 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 maintenance-intensive nature and high calibration costs of weighbridges and load cells further compound... 

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WEG

12th April 2024 Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than 21-million units annually. WEG has a longstanding 40-year presence in the African region with its... 

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FLSmidth

5th April 2024 As a more than 140-year-old Danish company, FLSmidth is a leading technology and service sup-plier to the global mining and cement industry. With its MissionZero programme, it has set a tar-get of providing solutions for zero-emission mining and zero-emission cement production by 2030, supporting... 

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OLI South Africa

5th April 2024 Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology supplier OLI as the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators.  OLI has been committed to delivering high-quality... 

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Hansen + Genwest

29th March 2024 Designers and manufacturers of transformers and switchgear Hansen + Genwest was founded in 1976, and supplied the first South African-designed and manufactured flameproof transformer in 1977. The company originated in South Africa as General Electric Transformer and later purchased the flameproof... 

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SRK celebrates its half century of innovation in mining

22nd March 2024 It has been 50 years since SRK Consulting founders Oskar Steffen, Andy Robertson and Hendrik Kirsten started their consulting business in Johannesburg.  The world was a different place in 1974, but the innovation on which SRK Consulting has built its global network remains a key ingredient in... 

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Eickhoff – A 160-year-long legacy of coal mining

15th March 2024 Since 1864, underground mining equipment manufacturer Eickhoff has been improving the lives of coal miners with the production of coal mining machines, having made the first coal cutting system in 1914.  Now, after 160 years, Eickhoff is still committed to its coal mining customers with the... 

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Sintech

15th March 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 services and products for the mining process itself as well as for the processing of mined products.... 

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New service centre opened to back Normet Africa’s growth

By: Tracy Hancock     15th March 2024 To support the continued success of its African expansion, underground mining technology company Normet Africa has officially opened its custom-built 4 800 m2 service centre at the Equites industrial development, in Jet Park, Gauteng. 

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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation 

By: Tracy Hancock     14th March 2024 The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was emphasised at the inaugural MineShift event, hosted at Cape Town’s ZEITZ Mocaa Museum of Contemporary Art... 

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AC Valves

8th March 2024 Valves manufacturer and supplier AC Valves is a well recognised specialist in the provision of high-quality knife gate valves, serving major mining industries globally. Its extensive range of valves is designed to meet the rigorous demands of mining, process plants and municipal waste water... 

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Tydan Control Valve

8th March 2024 Innovative control valve solutions provider Tydan Control Valve specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of high-quality control valves, water demand management equipment and rubber duckbill check valves for various industries. With a commitment to excellence, reliability and... 

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Booyco

23rd February 2024 South African pioneer of proximity detection systems Booyco Electronics continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. Acknowledged as a leader in the field, the company offers solutions for underground and surface mining which are a comprehensive and integrated... 

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Weir Minerals Africa

23rd February 2024 Market leader in slurry handling equipment, Weir Minerals Africa, has an unrivalled installed base of its Warman centrifugal slurry pumps across Africa. The company offers a wide range of slurry equipment solutions including pumps, hydrocyclones, valves, dewatering equipment, wear-resistant... 

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Mineware Consulting

9th February 2024 Mineware Consulting is a bespoke software development company based in South Africa, specialising in creating reporting and management software for modern mining operations, both within Africa and internationally. Clients include big names in the gold, platinum and diamond sector such as De... 

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Maverick Generators

2nd February 2024 South African diesel generator manufacturer Maverick Generators is a level one broad-based black economic empowerment contributor with many thousands of satisfied clients across Africa. Established in 2007, Maverick Generators has earned an excellent track record across a variety of sectors. 

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Mintek celebrates nine decades of transforming the minerals industry

1st February 2024 South Africa's national mineral processing and metallurgical research council Mintek celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2024, offering a well-timed opportunity to reflect on how deeply Mintek is rooted in the minerals industry and the remarkable successes that have defined its journey. For nearly... 

Mintek celebrates nine decades of transforming the minerals industry

TAU Mining’s turnkey solution delivers sustainable mining projects

By: Tracy Hancock     31st January 2024 With more than 30 years of experience in hard and soft rock environments, top tier opencut mining contractor TAU Mining has proven that turnkey solutions provide operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, effective risk management and consistent quality throughout the mining process. “This... 

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Maximising mining equipment performance using optimal lubrication solutions

31st January 2024 In the dynamic landscape of the mining industry, the performance and longevity of equipment stand as critical pillars for operational success. Lubrication plays a pivotal role in maintaining machinery efficiency and extending its lifespan. For mining bus-inesses seeking outstanding lubrication... 

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Inside Bell Heavy Industries

26th January 2024 Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands. Based in the industrial hub of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, BHI is a newly formed division of Bell... 

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Miners can breathe easy with Trysome’s ISO-compliant air filtration solutions 

26th January 2024 South Africa needs Trysome Auto Electrical Engineering to ensure the health and safety of mining equipment operators through the adoption of international best practice air-quality control systems, says ISO Working Group lead Jeff Moredock. 

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Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining

26th January 2024 The African mineral exploration and mining industries have a vital role to play in the world’s transition to net zero by 2050 and in the future of the African economy, with the continent home to 30% of the world’s mineral reserves. But with demand for critical minerals set to outstrip supply, the... 

Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining

Transforming the diamond space, one small business at a time

26th January 2024 Using its hands-on experience to adapt for greater impact, diamond miner De Beers’ Beneficiation Programme continues to put in the ‘hard yards’ to transform the diamond space through sustainable small businesses. Initially focused on developing small enterprises who cut and polish diamonds, this... 

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