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Mining News

  • Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Dec 5, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean opportunity. Some of this uncertainty is exemplified by the announcement last month of the proposed closure of steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) Saldanha Steel manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape, which could, in turn, lead to potential jobs losses of more than 500.

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  • Imminent trade war truce positive for iron-ore

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Dec 5, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Economic research institute Afriforesight expects the US and China to reach a trade war “truce” near the end of the year, providing some support for iron-ore. This anticipated resolution of the trade war is expected to have a positive effect on economic activity in general, including for steel demand in China, says Afriforesight project costs head Eduan Hauman.

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  • OEM introduces new range of crusher wear parts

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Nov 14, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Finnish industrial machinery company Metso is expanding its crusher wear part offering by launching a new range of original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) crusher liners. Available for select markets from September 2019, the company notes that the new Metso O-Series offers the right balance between performance, affordability and reliability.

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  • Maptek donates laser scanner to keep Wits at leading edge

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Nov 4, 2019 | 16:42 pm

    Maptek donates laser scanner to keep Wits at leading edge Mining engineering students at Wits University will be better exposed to the contribution of modern survey technology in a range of mining disciplines, following the donation of equipment by Maptek Africa. At a handover to the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) today, Maptek’s Nick Venter said the company’s I-Site 8800 Laser Scanner will give students valuable …

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  • ‘Shared belief’ vital to mining’s future in SA

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Oct 30, 2019 | 12:58 pm

    ‘Shared belief’ vital to mining’s future in SA The effort to put South Africa’s mining industry back on a sustainable growth path is lacking one key ingredient: a shared belief in what the sector could and should deliver. According to Roger Dixon, corporate consultant at SRK Consulting, a fundamental stumbling block to the sector’s progress is that stakeholders simply do not agree on …

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  • thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Oct 22, 2019 | 07:25 am

    Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has extensive experience in materials handling and minerals processing circuits, and the service support of its own manufactured equipment.  A fully owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, headquartered in Essen, Germany, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa is able to respond to its clients’ needs and site-specific problems, as well as offers regular on-site inspections. In addition to attending to emergency break downs, the company also has the capacity to undertake turnkey shutdown, revamp and upgrade projects.

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  • Moving forward! growth, diversification & the future of mining in Mali

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Oct 21, 2019 | 11:32 am

    Moving forward! growth, diversification & the future of mining in Mali His Excellency President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali is expected to to open the 8th edition of the Mali International Mining and Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (JMP 2019). Mali’s recent reforms in the mining and petroleum sectors will result in more revenues for the country’s economy and attract key stakeholders to …

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  • Clouds lifting yet for SA mining?

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Oct 11, 2019 | 13:32 pm

    Clouds lifting yet for SA mining? South Africa’s mining sector is inching painfully towards better times, progressing beyond the Mining Charter furore to other key areas such as climate change, energy sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG). This was evident from last week’s Joburg Indaba on resources and mining in Africa, according to Marcin Wertz, partner and principal mining engineer …

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  • President Mnangagwa to headline US$12 billion mineral promise

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Oct 11, 2019 | 12:39 pm

    President Mnangagwa to headline US$12 billion mineral promise President Emmerson Mnangagwa will next week Monday lay bare the four year mining sector strategy that is billed to yield the country US$12 billion in mineral receipts annually by year 2023. Mnangagwa currently away in France, will give an account of how his administration intends to achieve the ambitious target in the coming four years. …

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  • Tailings presents opportunityfor wet processing experts

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Oct 3, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Wet-processing equipment company CDE South Africa is targeting iron-ore and gold mining operations with low-grade ore and tailings dumps, as it believes this is where potential for growth lies in South Africa. “In the iron-ore space we have had a lot of success in beneficiating low-grade waste stores. We are introducing the benefits of wet processing to the mining sector in South Africa as there is value to unlock from that waste.

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Materials Handling News

  • Company’s filter belt applications popular at trade show

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Nov 28, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    International technical weavers GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG received additional enquiries about the company’s Vacubelt range of filter belts and its applications beyond the mining industry during the filtration and separation technology trade show Filtech, held in Cologne, Germany, in October this year. GKD sales and application manager Peter Porschen states that the efficiency of the Vacubelt filter belt range[…]

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  • Company offers filtration solutions for efficient contamination control

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Nov 28, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Filtration components supplier Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) fluid technology division is committed to improving operational efficiencies for customers in all industries by providing essential filtration, separation and purification technologies. “With broad technical capabilities and an extensive range of quality-branded fluid power components, BMG is able to offer total process, filtration and lubrication management solutions, even in chemical and corrosive environments,[…]

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  • Road wear anongoing concern

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Nov 21, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    There are multiple factors that contribute to deteriorating road conditions in South Africa, and the road freight industry cannot be held solely responsible, says Road Freight Association (RFA) CEO Gavin Kelly. The volume of cars, trucks and buses using the roads far exceeds the volumes of 30 to 50 years ago, as does the mass of trucks, buses, bakkies and[…]

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  • Value-added service to enhance in-vehicle video camera solution

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Nov 21, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Fleet and mobile asset management solutions group MiX Telematics has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which further extends the value of the in-vehicle MiX Vision video camera solution. The service is managed by MiX Telematics’ team of professional video analysts and is offered as two-tiered – silver and gold – programmes.

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  • New software module improves truck freight-tracking capability

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Nov 21, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    South African software developer Dariel will introduce the finalised, fully realised version of its road freight logistics management software module TripX to the market by the end of the year.  “The company has been testing a simplified version of TripX since 2017 – along with other add-on modules – but it has yet to be launched officially with all the[…]

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