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Chamberlain chosen as LME chief with mandate to reform

By: Reuters     22nd April 2017 Matt Chamberlain was named London Metal Exchange (LME) chief executive on Friday, with a mandate from its owner the Hong Kong bourse to reform the world's largest and oldest metals market. Chamberlain, 35, had been acting CEO since January, when a combination of falling trading volumes and a... 

Engen puts a little F1 in your tank

     21st April 2017 With the introduction of Engen’s new advanced energy formula, Engen Primax Unleaded has answered motorists’ calls for petrol that provides superior performance and fuel economy compared to the company’s previous formulations. The engineering and technology that helped the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS... 

Diamond miners have India in sight with Real is Rare slogan

By: Reuters     21st April 2017 The world's top diamond producers will try to spur demand in India with the launch of their "Real is Rare" slogan in September, after the withdrawal of high-value bank notes dented the world's third biggest diamond market. The marketing slogan was launched in the United States in 2016 by the... 

BMW Group South Africa Rosslyn plant investment programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st April 2017 Production of the new X3 at the BMW plant, in Rosslyn, will start in the first half of 2018. 

Pay-as-you-go microgrids seen offering rural electrification alternative

By: David Oliveira     21st April 2017 Pay-as-you-go solar microgrid solutions, coupled with energy storage, is proving to be a boon for the African communities they power and offers opportunities to entrepreneurs to tap into this growing market. South Africa has highlighted the potential of this system through the government Green... 

Cutting-edge machine tools supplies come alive at industry event

     20th April 2017 Local machine tools suppliers together with their international principals will be showcasing the latest technology and innovation at Machine Tools Africa. Taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May, visitors will see machine tools in action with many daily demonstrations... 

Minister Jeff Radebe to speak on opening day at Machine Tools Africa

     20th April 2017 Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of The Presidency, will be speaking on the opening day at Machine Tools Africa, a trade exhibition taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May. Minister Radebe will discuss the National Development Plan and its impact on the SA manufacturing... 

Trump 'Buy American' edict may have little impact on US steel

By: Reuters     19th April 2017 US President Donald Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order on Tuesday left questions about how the government would enforce the order and whether it would make a real difference in output and employment, according to steel executives and analysts. "Buy American" provisions already... 

Radio Hill costs lower than expected – Artemis

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th April 2017 An independent review into the newly acquired Radio Hill copper/nickel/cobalt project, in Western Australia, has revealed that the estimated cost to refurbish the existing plant to operational readiness would be some A$4.6-million. A further A$650 000 will be required to install a gravity... 

SIDENOR places order with SMS group for modernization of bar mill in Basauri

     19th April 2017 The Spanish company SIDENOR ACEROS ESPECIALES, S.L. has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com for the modernization of its bar mill in Basauri. The goals of the modernization are to achieve a more effective rolling process and an improvement in material properties. The SMS group scope... 

De Lille vows to take minister to court over energy management

By: News24Wire      19th April 2017 The City of Cape Town is preparing to take legal action against the energy minister over where it receives its electricity supply from, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. The city would fight for its right to purchase renewable energy directly from independent power producers (IPP), she... 

BMW Group SA to start X3 production in the first half of 2018

By: Irma Venter     18th April 2017 Production of the new X3 at the BMW plant in Rosslyn, outside Pretoria, for the local and export markets will start in the first half of 2018, says BMW Group South Africa (SA) and sub-Saharan Africa CEO Tim Abbott. The plant currently produces the 3 Series sedan, also for the local and export... 

Rare resources discovered in Queensland

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th April 2017 Queensland could likely play host to a number of rare minerals, as geologists have unearthed evidence suggesting the presence of platinum and gold as well as rare earth elements (REE). “This may be a whole new frontier for Queensland,” Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said... 

Growth in laser gas noted by company

     14th April 2017 Laser application technology has seen substantial progress and development since the invention of the laser in the 1960s and gases and welding products supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) has experienced market growth over the years owing to its development of laser gases for different applications... 

R&D capitalises on global growth

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th April 2017 The National Laser Centre (NLC), part of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is undertaking a Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) programme and is exploring advance manufacturing technologies, leveraging on the strong global growth of the laser technology sector. NLC PPF... 

Baker McKenzie launches app to assist in case of antitrust dawn raids

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th April 2017 An application (app) that assists clients in navigating the coordinated dawn raids undertaken by competition authorities has been expanded to accommodate 44 countries, including South Africa. Multinational law firm Baker McKenzie’s Dawn Raid app delivers real-time step-by-step guidance on the... 

Cyclone wreckage lays bare met coal's top exporter weak link

By: Bloomberg     13th April 2017 Two weeks after a cyclone tore through Australia’s biggest metallurgical coal mining basin, the industry is still reeling. The outages are a flashback to deluges in 2008 and 2010-11, which forced miners in the world’s largest exporter of the steel-making commodity to update operations with... 

Labour action threatens Chile's Chuquicamata copper mine

By: Reuters     12th April 2017 Chile, the world's biggest copper producer, faced a fresh threat of labour action in the sector on Wednesday when a union at the large Chuquicamata mine said it had blocked access as a "warning" over planned changes to job opportunities. Mine owner Codelco said the union's action, which affected... 

Digital advances in mining out of sync with scale of potential – EY report

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th April 2017 Mining companies are failing to take advantage of digital technology to address productivity issues, says advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY), which believes that digital transformation is a critical enabler to tackle productivity and margin challenges in the mining and metals sector. A new EY... 

Rail – The Future of Africa’s Industrialisation

     11th April 2017 Rail infrastructure upgrades remain a core focus of the ongoing industrialisation of Africa, where the transportation of goods and commodities is often difficult and costly, due to underinvestment in rail infrastructure. China’s October 2015 announcement to pledge US$50-billion towards the... 

CSIR warns global shake-up in Earth Observation will affect South African sector

By: Keith Campbell     10th April 2017 Worldwide, the Earth Observation (EO) sector is being shaken-up by disruptive innovations by major enterprises. "Globally, traditional EO value chains are changing radically due to technological developments, rapid commercialisation and operationalisation by, especially, leading IT [information... 

New Curve™ Slurry Pump surpasses all expectations

     10th April 2017 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled its new CURVE™ range of pumps in September 2016.  A prominent South African ferrochrome processing plant was among the first companies to adopt this new technology by implementing a project to change all their pumps to the CURVE range of pumps. The... 

Premium Miller welding equipment now available for rental from Afrox

     10th April 2017 As of April 2017, Afrox will be offering tailor-made welding equipment rental packages to the South African market, affording customers the option to rent a selection of premium welding machines for short- to medium-term projects. This first-of-a-kind rental equipment offer from Afrox... 

Work smarter not harder with Atlas Copco SmartROC T45

     7th April 2017 Longer drill rods, improved fuel burn and upgraded software have made the SmartROC T45 Top Hammer drill rig from Atlas Copco even smarter. This rugged and reliable machine will boost production and productivity at limestone and aggregate quarries as well as construction, open-pit and selective... 

Stronger iron-ore, coal prices push Australia’s export earnings higher

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th April 2017 The value of Australia’s resources and energy export earnings for 2016/17 has been upwardly revised by A$12-billion since December last year, to A$215-billion. The Office of the Chief Economist said on Friday that the upward revision largely reflected the unexpected increase in iron-ore prices,... 

Nothing off table as Lonmin pursues value in low platinum price environment

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2017 The tough new circumstance confronting platinum mining companies demands business unusual to cope with the low price environment. “Right now, sustainability is more important than anything,” says Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, who has also assumed direct hands-on COO control of all the operations in... 

Saw designed for hard-to-reach areas

     7th April 2017 Earlier this year, multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch launched its GSA18V-125 18V EC Brushless 285 mm stroke reciprocating saw, which combines an advanced handle design for greater comfort, an 18 V motor and orbital or nonorbital action to deliver superior cutting... 

Safeguard Against Costly Condensation

     5th April 2017 In today’s manufacturing environment, compressed air is an essential power source and therefore its quality requirements are vital. Even when meeting operational requirements, air moving through pipelines can lay down more moisture through condensation than what is acceptable, causing costly... 

US launches partnership with African electricity company

By: African News Agency      5th April 2017 The US Department of State, in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), officially launched the African Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) on Tuesday with a summit in Washington, DC, attended by African and US utility CEOs. The summit was opened by acting Special Envoy and... 

New Curve™ Slurry Pump surpasses all expectations

     5th April 2017 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled its new CURVE™ range of pumps in September 2016.  A prominent South African ferrochrome processing plant was among the first companies to adopt this new technology by implementing a project to change all their pumps to the CURVE range of pumps. The... 

Sotheby's sells record $71m diamond to Chow Tai Fook 

By: Bloomberg     4th April 2017 Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook bought a 59.6 ct pink diamond for about $71-million, setting the world record for the top auction price for any gem. The stone has an unusual distinction: it has attracted even higher bids in the past. The jeweler made the HK$553-million winning bid... 

Engen Hippo Park further boosts black women in the fuel industry

     3rd April 2017 Engen Hippo Park, offering customers a diverse range of convenience, including: a 24/7 QuickShop, car wash, ATM facilities and lotto tickets, was officially launched on 31 March 2017. Situated along Queen Nandi Drive in Durban, Engen Hippo Park is owned by Ntandokazi Kheswa. Engen Hippo Park is... 

New Curve™ Slurry Pump surpasses all expectations

     3rd April 2017 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled their new CURVE™ range of pumps in September 2016.  A prominent South African Ferrochrome plant was among the first companies to adopt this new technology by implementing a project to change all their pumps to the CURVE range of pumps. The conversion... 

Murray & Roberts Proves It Can On Fast Track Refurb Contract

     3rd April 2017 Working to exact measurements, a fast-track construction programme, unprecedented rainfall, operating within 100 metres of a premier Sandton Hotel and having two tight site boundaries are a few of the challenges faced by leading building contractor, Murray & Roberts Buildings, on its contract at... 

Gases for laser cutting and welding processes

     31st March 2017 Laser application technology has seen substantial progress and development since the invention of the laser in the 1960s. At the time it was recognised that nitrogen cutting was possible, giving an unoxidised edge, but laser power was simply too low to make this commercially attractive. The... 

Palmer’s Mineralogy loses battle for control of Cape Preston port

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     31st March 2017 The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal by Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy to prevent CITIC Pacific Mining from accessing the Cape Preston port, effectively cutting off the multibillion-dollar Sino iron-ore project from its export vein. Despite Mineralogy’s insistence that it should be... 

Encanto incorporates trading company to market Muskowekwan crop nutrients

By: Henry Lazenby     31st March 2017 Potash project developer Encanto Potash has incorporated a new subsidiary, Encanto Potash Trading Company, through which it will trade potash sourced from producing properties that are currently underutilised, alongside the concurrent development of the reserves located on the Muskowekwan First... 

President Zuma needs to reveal reasons for cancelling investor road trip – BLSA

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th March 2017 Business Leadership South Africa on Thursday called on President Jacob Zuma to reveal his reasons for cutting Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s investor roadshow trip, to the UK, short. “If the President has credible and actionable reasons for the crisis unleashed by his action, he needs to tell... 

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