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Dango & Dienenthal SA

     26th May 2017 Dango & Dienenthal SA Pty Ltd (DDSA) started off by means of representation by K. Kling, which became a fully owned subsidiary of E.C. Lenning.  In 1982 the decision was taken to establish DDSA.  SKIMMING TECHNOLOGY Due to increasing demands in quality of molten and processed material, different... 

$100-million loan for African infrastructure spending

By: Nadine James     26th May 2017 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in March signed a $100-million loan agreement aimed at furthering the DBSA’s infrastructure financing activity across Africa. This flexible credit line will focus on DBSA’s four strategic sectors:... 


By: Zandile Mavuso     26th May 2017 The construction division of minerals processing projects specialist Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) is an integral part of the offering that the company has to offer.  

Uniquely designed industrial gear units supplied to Kazakhstan gold mine 

By: Victor Moolman     26th May 2017 An order for 31 MC Series industrial gear units for a major gold mining project in Kazakhstan represents one of the largest orders of its kind in the company’s history, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa projects head Rudi Swanepoel comments. 

Fasken Martineau Named “Global Mining Law Firm of the Year”

     25th May 2017 Fasken Martineau announced that, for the third consecutive year and the ninth time overall, it has been named “Global Mining Law Firm of the Year 2017” by Who’s Who Legal. Additionally, Michael Bourassa has received the “Lawyer of the Year 2017” award for Mining. With over 150 years’ experience... 

9th Pmr Golden Award For Ocon Brick

     25th May 2017 Ocon Brick, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group of companies (ISG), won their ninth consecutive PMR Golden Arrow Award within the Suppliers of Bricks and Formwork/Scaffolding category at a ceremony hosted by in Johannesburg in May 2017.   “We are very pleased to have won this... 

Peru FTA to unlock opportunities for Australian exporters

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th May 2017 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru, saying Australia’s mining and mining services sectors could benefit from the agreement Australian Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo this week launched FTA negotiations with his... 

South Africa, Namibia collaborate on science statistics

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd May 2017 South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) and Namibia’s National Commission on Research, Science and Technology will collaborate on the production of national scientific and innovation statistics, which enables the countries... 

Move over Tesla, Europe's building its own battery gigafactories

By: Bloomberg     22nd May 2017 Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Tesla is building at a plant in Nevada and opening the way for a quicker shift toward green power for both cars and utilities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday is scheduled to break ground at a €500 million... 

CoM worried about Welkom mine deaths

By: Anine Kilian     19th May 2017 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Friday said it is deeply concerned that 31 people have died in what appears to have been an underground methane explosion at the closed Eland mine shaft, in the Free State. This follows an investigation into the death of 11 illegal miners, whose bodies were initially... 

Kinross swaps Yukon-based White Gold project for junior equity interest

By: Henry Lazenby     19th May 2017 Canadian gold major Kinross Gold has agreed to acquire a 19.9% stake in Yukon Territory-focused junior explorer White Gold by selling its 100% interest in the White Gold exploration project to the company. TSX- and NYSE-listed Kinross said Thursday the strategic ownership in White Gold will... 

New water-heating solutions provider unveils product offering

By: David Oliveira     19th May 2017 South Africa has a new entrant into the commercial, industrial and residential water-heating market following the April 2017 launch of water-heating solutions provider HydraTherm’s own basket of water-heating products, which aims to significantly reduce consumer’s electricity costs relating to... 

Training facility in final stages

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Valve company Invincible Valves is in the final stages of completing its new training facility on-site at the company’s factory in Knights, in Germiston.  

Take control of your assets - Tool and Equipment Management System for Enhanced Visibility

     18th May 2017 - Implemented at Eskom Can you answer the following question regarding the tools in you organization? 

Supply chain practitioners aim for global benchmarks

     17th May 2017 It is forecast that there will be 25 billion sensor devices connected to the ‘internet of things’ (IoT) by the year 2020;[1] this bodes well for the supply chain profession as almost 80% of organisations experience inadequate visibility of their supply chains.[2]   Sensor technology is allowing... 

Rocla Celebrates 100 Years Of Excellence

     17th May 2017 This year Rocla, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products, celebrates 100 years of excellence in the supply of products to the infrastructure, building and construction industries.   The Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG) was formed in 2013 when Rocla,... 

Standard Bank provides $120m debt package to increase energy supply in Zimbabwe

By: Anine Kilian     16th May 2017 Standard Bank has finalised a $120-million debt package with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) for the rehabilitation of existing power infrastructure at the Kariba South hydropower station and the Hwange thermal power station. The transaction is a continuation of a previous funding arrangement with... 

Sasol, Linde conclude engineering services agreement

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2017 Petrochemicals group Sasol South Africa has signed a professional services term agreement with Linde Group’s engineering division for an initial term of two years, with an option to extend.     The agreement supports a close working relationship to create and ensure long-term engineering,... 

Balwin delivers solid year-end results, sustains property demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th May 2017 Residential property developer Balwin Properties has achieved a solid financial performance in the year ended February 28, with headline earnings a share and earnings a share up by 7% to 141c. The group’s profit for the period improved by 18% year-on-year to R661-million, while revenue rose 30%... 

Why the future of Africa’s water and oil sectors is a key focus of INDUTEC 2017

     15th May 2017 From pumping systems designed in a 3D virtual world to the world’s biggest pipe producer – for three days this week Johannesburg is home to cutting edge innovation. Africa’s leading industrial technology and supply expo INDUTEC 2017 opens its doors at 10am on Wednesday (May 17). INDUTEC is also... 

Sasol and Linde conclude long-term agreement for engineering services

     15th May 2017 Sasol South Africa (Pty) Limited, duly represented by Group Technology, a division of Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd, has awarded The Linde Group’s Engineering Division a Professional Services Term Agreement for an initial term of two years with an option to extend.  This agreement supports a close... 

McGowan welcomes Woodside's Browse plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th May 2017 Western Australia’s newly elected Premier Mark McGowan has welcomed plans by oil and gas producer Woodside to incorporate its Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) project into the North West Shelf (NWS) producing asset. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman recently revealed plans to incorporate the Browse... 

New CEO Nyati bullish on future of Altron 

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th May 2017 As JSE-listed Altron successfully transitioned from a family-controlled and managed business to an independent management structure, newly appointed successor to Robbie Venter, CEO Mteto Nyati on Thursday promised to aggressively drive a strategy aimed at returning the company to its previous... 

Cement and concrete affected by faltering construction industry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th May 2017 The construction industry in South Africa – which is tied directly to the state of cement and concrete – is stuttering, but there is scope to improve, says chemicals solutions provider Chryso Southern Africa (Chryso) CEO Norman Seymore. It has been widely reported that the construction industry... 

Canada's CPPIB pension fund studies bid for Dominion Diamond – sources

By: Reuters     11th May 2017 The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is considering a bid for Dominion Diamond Corp and is studying the miner's books, people familiar with the process told Reuters. The move comes after Dominion, the world's third largest diamond producer by market value, put itself up for sale in... 

ELB completes first phase, Tippler A at the Manganese Terminal, Port of Port Elizabeth

     11th May 2017 ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) has successfully completed the refurbishment of the first phase, Tippler A, of the Transnet Tippler Refurbishment project at the Transnet Port Elizabeth Manganese Terminal. ELB’s scope of work included the design, supply of new components, stripping,... 

AdaptIT acquires Micros

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th May 2017 JSE-listed AdaptIT has acquired 100% of hospitality and retail-focused integrated software and hardware solutions provider Micros South Africa for an undisclosed amount. The targeted acquisition is in line with AdaptIT’s acquisitive growth strategy to expand, strengthen and reinforce its customer... 

Trysome renews collaboration with Hexagon Mining

     10th May 2017 Reseller agreement strengthens service/support for customers in South Africa Trysome Auto Electrical (Pty) Ltd South Africa today announces the renewal of its reseller agreement with Hexagon Mining. CEO, Eddie Smith and Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora strengthened the long-standing... 

NWU starts project to manufacture affordable artificial limbs

By: Irma Venter     10th May 2017 The North-West University (NWU) has started a project that may culminate in the manufacture of affordable artificial limbs. The NWU’s Faculty of Engineering, in Potchefstroom, is trying its hand at designing and manufacturing prosthetic limbs, with the aim of selling them at a fraction of the... 

Jubilee’s new business development advances

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th May 2017 Dual-listed Jubilee Platinum’s Hernic project continues to successfully ramp up its production and is expected to reach full design capacity of 45 000 t/m of feed material by June. The project produced its first commercial platinum concentrate in March. 

Orion starts drilling at Prieska to define resources

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th May 2017 ASX-listed Orion Gold has started a major new phase of drilling at its Prieska zinc-copper project, in the Northern Cape, where the first two holes of the programme are designed to test mineralisation in the north-west target area. The programme will further evaluate the main deep sulphide target... 

Cable reeling solutions like no other from Powermite

     9th May 2017 The materials handling division of mechanical and electrical engineering specialist, Powermite, supplies superior quality, rugged, reliable, and economical cable reeling systems and accessories to a wide spectrum of Southern African industries. Cable reeling systems are used to lay down and... 

World Diamond Council intersessional meeting guides industry

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th May 2017 An observers’ forum, held alongside the World Diamond Council and Kimberley Process (KP) intersessional meeting, saw its members, along with the African Diamond Producers Association, the Civil Society Coalition and the Diamond Development Initiative achieve consensus on proposals to strengthen... 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique - at the heart of customers’ sustainable productivity

     8th May 2017 While South African business, mining and industry have been under prolonged pressure caused not only by the protracted global economic downturn but also by economic, political and social difficulties on the local front, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique remains resolute in its commitment to... 

Woodside studies plan to incorporate Browse into North West Shelf

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th May 2017 Australian oil and gas producer Woodside has unveiled plans to potentially incorporate its Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) project into the North West Shelf (NWS) project. Woodside chairperson Peter Coleman said at the company’s annual general meeting at the end of last week that... 

Atlantis Foundries casts about for new business as it emerges from Daimler fold 

By: Irma Venter     5th May 2017 The current focus of Atlantis Foundries (AF) is to secure new business, products and customers, in addition to the existing business, says AF chief commercial officer Sally Redshaw. “We were unable to source new business under the ownership of Daimler, as it was not part of [its] strategy.” 

Atlantis Foundries casts for new business as it emerges from Daimler fold

By: Irma Venter     5th May 2017 The current focus of Atlantis Foundries (AF) is to secure new business, products and customers, in addition to the existing business, says AF chief commercial officer Sally Redshaw. “We were unable to source new business under the ownership of Daimler, as it was not part of their strategy.” 

Company to extend financial services into East and West Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     5th May 2017 As part of its strategic ambition to position itself as a leading Pan-African financial services leader, specialised financial services group Alexander Forbes is exploring opportunities for expansion in East and West Africa, as well as further afield in greenfield countries such as Morocco. 

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