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Distributed in South Africa by Kemtek Imaging Systems, ARISTO is the leading German manufacturer of multi-functional flatbed cutters for the precise CAD/CAM processing of all non-metallic substances, rigid or flexible. Whatever you have to cut and process precisely foils, textiles, cardboards or gaskets, ARISTO offers the optimal solution. All ARISTO machines are developed and manufactured solely in Hamburg, with sales and service points worldwide providing optimal support. Precision, high performance and reliability are key ARISTO values, accompanied by fair prices, technical ingenuity, outstanding service and decades of experience and reliability. In terms of innovation, ARISTO has been awarded numerous national and international patents and acclaim for its advanced ARISTOMAT product series.

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Reviving king of gold means getting mine workers off their knees

By: Bloomberg     24th March 2017 During his early years as a miner in South Africa, Joas Mahanuque spent six hours a day on his knees drilling for Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. The dust-filled tunnels half a mile underground were too low for him to stand, and temperatures reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).... 

New Curve™ Pump Proves Its Capability In Market Application

     24th March 2017 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled their new CURVE™ range of pumps in September 2016.  Among the first South African companies to adopt this new technology was Hernic Ferrochrome who currently plans to retrofit all the pumps at their OB-Plant to the CURVE™ range. The conversion... 

Proponents see glistening future in seabed mining, but environmentalists fret

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th March 2017 With the current known mineral deposits on land increasingly being depleted globally, necessitating greater exploration, interest in deep-sea minerals is growing as mining companies look for future sources to exploit. “The ocean is where future resources exist,” India Council of Scientific and... 

Local supply company expands product offering

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Designer and supplier of process equipment Zonke Engineering has added several pump types to its existing product range. 

Gold mining operations need to transform into 'mines of the future' 

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd March 2017 Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland believes it is time for current gold mining operations to “fundamentally transform” into “mines of the future" in order to prosper. Speaking at the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) School of Mining Engineering’s celebration of 120 years of service, on... 

Chain ideal for food and beverage industry

     17th March 2017 Engineering solutions company BMG has designed a lubricant-free chain intended for environments with stringent hygiene standards such as the food and beverage industry. BMG GM Carlo Beukes says the environmental-friendly Lambda chain is designed with a sintered oil impregnated bush where the... 

Excessive grain safely storable in low-cost plastic bags

     17th March 2017 While the anticipated size of the harvest could have a stabilising effect on food price inflation, an increasingly competitive global market continues to pressure South African producers to find new ways of cutting costs on grain and silage storage. One such method is the use of massive Hitec... 

More connected, but more disconnected

By: Terence Creamer     17th March 2017 Few would deny that national and global affairs are more unsettled than they have been for years. Typically, people point to the Brexit vote, or the shock election of President Donald Trump as the most obvious signs of this upheaval. However, the ferment is as visible at home, where it has... 

New controller increases memory and processing power

By: Victor Moolman     17th March 2017 Machine manufacturer Hurco Machine Tools’ Max5 control console, using WinMax software, is a forerunner in memory capacity, processing power and design in the machine tools industry in South Africa, says Hurco export sales manager Peter Guy. 

Erin Energy posts 18% y/y increase in oil sales

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th March 2017 Dual-listed Erin Energy achieved crude sales volumes of more than 1.7-million net barrels of oil during the fourth quarter of 2016 – an 18% increase over 2015. This resulted in the company realising a 14% year-on-year increase in revenue to $77.8-million. 

Anglo's future thrown in question as billionaire grabs stake

By: Bloomberg     16th March 2017 In its 100-year history, Anglo American Plc has endured commodities booms and busts, South African apartheid and bitter boardroom disputes. Now the British mining giant is threatened by the ambitions of Anil Agarwal, an Indian scrap-metal trader turned billionaire mining tycoon. In a surprise... 

Visit your preferred supplier of choice for gases and welding products at NAMPO 2017

     15th March 2017 Afrox will be featuring a fresh and revamped stand at NAMPO this year to encourage customers to view and experience welding machines and equipment in a dynamic and informative environment. Hinging on the theme of ‘Preferred Supplier of Choice’, Afrox will be pulling out all the stops to... 

Magara seizes Lonmin COO opportunity as he grasps low-price nettle 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2017 It’s 7 am. Ben Magara walks in bang on time for our interview. He left home at 4.15 am to be in the gym at 5 am and the office at 6 am. He has a nice spring in his step as he tells me that he has grasped the COO opportunity in addition to his role as CEO of platinum mining company Lonmin,... 

African cooking show

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     10th March 2017 The other day I realised that I had eaten food in many African countries outside South Africa and had never passed on my experiences. So, here, in no particular order, beginning with Swaziland, are my experiences. Somewhere, I know that in Swaziland there is a restaurant that serves fine food. I... 

Rope access company continues maintenance for petrochemicals giant

By: Nadine James     10th March 2017 Rope access solutions provider Skyriders Access Specialists is continuing maintenance work at a petrochemicals company, in Mpumalanga, as part of a five-year service contract that extends  to 2019. Skyriders marketing manager Mike Zinn says the company is providing maintenance solutions for the... 

At least 17 firms express interest to operate Botswana national airline

By: Reuters     9th March 2017 At least 17 companies have expressed an interest in operating Air Botswana as the government embarks on its latest drive to privatise loss-making state companies. The transport department invited expressions of interest last month, saying it was open to proposals on various forms of privatisation... 

Safety always a priority after 90 years in the welding business

     9th March 2017 Despite increasing legal pressure to ensure workplace safety, unsafe gas and electrical arc equipment continues to find its way into industry. This presents a legal risk to companies and a risk to the safety of their employees. As sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products... 

Made to measure: Roofing at the cutting edge

     8th March 2017 LCP Roofing, leaders in roof truss technology, are renowned for their precision work, attention to detail and commitment to delivering world-class workmanship. Between a humble section of timber and an elegantly finished timber roof truss is a manufacturing process that has been fine-tuned and... 

Elephant hunter Randgold walks the talk in Africa

By: Henry Lazenby     7th March 2017 The industry is constantly reducing the quality of its asset base and the only way to reverse the trend is to restart the “exploration engine”, Randgold Resources CEO Mark Bristow said in Toronto this week. “It is misguided to think that cutting back on exploration is a good idea, because it... 

Creative use of Corobrik’s product enhances Vredenburg high school

     7th March 2017 The inclusion of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers in the construction of Louwville High School in the Western Cape was the perfect finish to the striking development which now makes up a vital part of the Vredenburg landscape. Corobrik’s Cape Stormberg Travertine face bricks were selected for the... 

The Sheet Metal MES

     7th March 2017 Over time, production management has become the key factor in productivity and competitiveness for companies in the sheet metal industry, far beyond other factors that have traditionally been very important such as use of material, calculation of times and costs, elimination of paper, and... 

Mining financier Silver Wheaton open to revamped Primero deal

By: Reuters     7th March 2017 Silver Wheaton would consider changing its financing deal with Primero Mining on the troubled San Dimas mine in Mexico if that would improve the "health of the asset," the mining financier's CEO said on Monday. Silver Wheaton, a Vancouver-based company that provides miners with upfront payments,... 

Big River Steel officially opens North America’s latest steel complex

     6th March 2017 On March 1, 2017, the American steel producer Big River Steel (BRS) officially opened its new steelmaking plant in Osceola in the U.S. State of Arkansas. Numerous guests from the steel industry, politics and economy attended the grand opening, among them Asa Hutchinson, Governor of the State of... 

Bosch User experience empowers disabled woodworker

     3rd March 2017 A donation of power tools from Bosch as part of its ongoing Bosch User Experience has empowered disabled civil engineer Christo Wynand to develop his woodworking skills and earn a living at the same time. ,Bosch donated a GHO 6500 Professional planer and GKS 190 Professional handheld circular saw... 

Automation a game changer in fourth industrial revolution

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd March 2017 Automation in the steel industry is one of the top ten game-changers of the fourth industrial revolution, says South African capital equipment and cutting consumables distributor First Cut MD Andrew Poole.  

Slave labour

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     3rd March 2017 Thomas Brassey and William Mackenzie built the greater part of the Paris and Rouen Railway. They were British. Their firm got the job because the French contractors were too expensive. Between 1841 and 1844, they built about 700 km of railway line in France. Very little of the work was done with... 

Big River Steel officially opens North America’s latest steel complex

     2nd March 2017 On March 1, 2017, the American steel producer Big River Steel officially opened its new steelmaking plant in Osceola in the U.S. State of Arkansas. Numerous guests from the steel industry, politics and economy attended the grand opening, among them Asa Hutchinson, Governor of the State of... 

Sandton is still on the rise and home to half of SA’s current commercial property development

     2nd March 2017 Nearly half of all the office development taking place in South Africa right now is happening in Sandton. Sandton Central is the epicentre of this development, which includes many of the most cutting-edge, exciting and innovation new buildings on the continent. The latest research in the South... 

Moving materials with a sustainable focus

     2nd March 2017 Products like low-friction bearings can extend the life of conveyors and lifts and help to boost sustainability in the material handling sector, says Jerome Pommereul, Global Business Engineer at SKF. The climate meeting in Paris in 2016 (COP21) proved that politicians are capable of coming to... 

Muskowekwan First Nation inks tripartite accord with Encanto, government

By: Henry Lazenby     1st March 2017 The Muskowekwan First Nation of Saskatchewan has signed an agreement with junior project developer Encanto Potash, as well as the provincial and federal governments, that will pave the way for the construction of Encanto's proposed potash mine on the reserve located northeast of Regina. The... 

EU nations thrash out deal on carbon market reform

By: Reuters     1st March 2017 EU nations reached a compromise on long-awaited reforms to the carbon emissions market on Tuesday, moving the European Union closer to adopting key rules to deliver on its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate accord. Eager to maintain its leadership on climate change... 

Bramhope Group Announces Appointment Of New MD – Dries Van Tonder

     1st March 2017 Bramhope Group is pleased to announce that Dries van Tonder has been appointed managing director of the Group, effective 1st of March 2017.   Dries has been working in the health and safety industry for the past 17 years, and brings a wealth of industry experience to the Group, including valuable... 

Cameco may cut uranium output further, as prices stay low – CEO

By: Reuters     28th February 2017 Canada’s Cameco, the world’s second-biggest uranium producer, said on Tuesday it may not be finished cutting production as prices remain low after a major customer cancelled a supply contract. Spot prices of uranium, used to fuel nuclear reactors, dipped to a 13-year low late last year and have... 

Rio-Carb appoints Wesco Engineering as its Namibian agent

     28th February 2017 Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 CrC wear liners and pipes for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries, has announced that Wesco Engineering has been appointed as its official agent in Namibia. Sias Suurd from Wesco Engineering has been tasked... 

Torre undertakes strategic review after ‘disappointing’ H1 results

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th February 2017 Low customer activity across most areas of its operations has seen Torre Industries post “disappointing results” for the six months ended December 31, with normalised earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) decreasing by R35-million to R65-million. CEO Johan Botes... 

German steelmaker Salzgitter sees growth after cuts

By: Reuters     28th February 2017 German steelmaker Salzgitter said it would focus on growth and innovation after years of restructuring as market conditions improved to their best since 2012. Salzgitter forecast that pretax profit could as much as triple to between €100-million and €150-million ($106-million and $159-million)... 

Mustang acquires 65% stake in another Moz licence

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th February 2017 Ruby miner Mustang Resources has acquired a 65% interest in a new ruby licence that borders its existing Montepuez project, in Mozambique, for 30-million of its own shares and $100 000 in cash. Artisanal miners are reportedly recovering large, high-quality rubies from the licence area, which is... 

Embrace automation to stay ahead, advises Omron

By: Kim Cloete     27th February 2017 South African companies will increasingly need to embrace automation and rapidly expanding technologies to maintain their global competitiveness, says Omron Electronics Country GM Victor Marques. “The world is moving fast in this direction and developing countries like South Africa will need to... 

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