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South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th January 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

TÜV SÜD receives SANS accreditation

14th September 2018 Global technical services company TÜV SÜD’s inspection services were awarded South African National Accreditation System accreditation to South African National Standard (SANS) 17020 in March this year, in line with the expanded development of the company. The scope of accreditation covers the... 

Recent technology modernisations within the South African context

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th July 2018 SMS group has successfully supplied and installed a Torque Retainer System for the two 100-ton AOD Converters at Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. in Middelburg, South Africa. Columbus Stainless is part of the Acerinox group of companies and is the only stainless steel plant on the African continent.... 

Mechanical Rotating Solutions supplies Mpumalanga coal mine with world class mechanical seals and support systems

25th July 2018 Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has been servicing the filtration plant of a Mpumalanga Highveld coal mine since it first started its operations in December 2012. One of the world’s biggest exporters of power station coal situated near the town of Middelburg on the Mpumalanga Highveld chose... 

Glencore Coal provides free WiFi to two host communities

By: Nadine James     14th June 2018 Thermal coal miner Glencore Coal South Africa (SA) has launched a free WiFi initiative, which will allow members of two of the company’s host communities, Phola and Ogies, to access 500 MB/d per person for educational, economic and leisure purposes. The initiative currently comprises six... 

US tariffs cause global trade uncertainty in steel sector

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     1st June 2018 The stainless steel sector is currently experiencing global trade uncertainty, owing to trade barriers being considered globally, as a result of the US duties on steel and aluminium, says Middleburg-based stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless CEO Lucien Matthews. The US duties include a 25%... 

Renewed optimism in industry for Middelburg-based Columbus Stainless steel plant 

5th April 2018 Middelburg-based Columbus Stainless aims to remain committed to the growing domestic stainless steel market, while Sassda believes that 2018 may be the year to break the downward trend of consumption in South Africa. 

Goscor Earth Moving appoints new GM for SANY range

30th January 2018 Having clinched its first sale of a SANY SY750 excavator to a major coal-mining company, distributor Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, is confident that the new range will soon gain significant traction in the local mining, construction, and road-building industries. This is... 

Drill the SmartROC way

12th May 2017 Atlas Copco’s automated SmartROC Down-The-Hole and Top Hammer drill rigs have transformed the drilling procedure. Equipped with smart technology, these rigs help to drive down operational and maintenance costs, drive up efficiencies, increase safety and reduce carbon footprints for sustainable... 

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... 

Training on the move with Atlas Copco RCS Mobile Trailer

29th March 2017 Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique has invested in a RCS (Rig Control System) Mobile Trailer to make training more accessible, convenient and affordable by taking it to the customer’s doorstep. RSC is all about faster fault detection, lower maintenance costs and enhanced rig... 

Drilling just got smarter with new Atlas Copco SmartROC

15th June 2016 Atlas Copco’s new ground-breaking SmartROC D65 down-the-hole drill rig combines brains and brawn to set the industry benchmark in intelligent, powerful and efficient high-precision drilling for improved production, productivity and ultimately profitability. In the current protracted tough... 

Hydraulic excavators designed for optimum efficiency

1st April 2016 Heavy industries and construction company Doosan’s newest generation hydraulic excavators – the heavy duty DX225LCA series – have been designed for greater operator comfort, improved fuel efficiency, enhanced productivity and minimal maintenance requirements. “There are currently 360 20T Doosan... 

Automated warehousing software streamlines operations

23rd October 2015 Maintaining stock accuracy, correct picking, timely dispatch and on-time delivery are daily challenges for the warehousing and storage industry and crucial to ensuring that the right product is delivered to the customer on time, which is why Johannesburg-based transformer-insulation product... 

Testing company provides services to Eskom power stations

11th September 2015 TÜV SÜD Pro-Tec, part of the global technical services provider TÜV SÜD, performs phased array testing, not only on large bore piping, but also on small tubes, at State-owned power utility Eskom power plants, where welds have been tested during scheduled outages. This technique can be used on... 

Johnson Crane Hire Bolsters Its Heavy Lift Capability And Now Operates, The Largest Crane Fleet In South Africa

27th March 2015 Johnson Crane Hire has bolstered its crane fleet in terms of its heavy lift capability on both the crawler and hydraulic side. It now owns and operates the largest crane fleet in South Africa, with a total of 270 cranes, having completed a four-year fleet replacement programme in 2014 at a total... 


12th September 2014 Established in 1953, Wilec is a leading manufacturer and supplier of products used in the electric rotating machine and transformer repair and manufacturing industries. The company’s product line-up includes round and strip conductors, rotating machine insulation materials, transformer insulation... 

Energy savings with smaller compressors

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 Compressed air products distribution company Goscor KLG recently performed a series of energy audits at various Barloworld facilities, including at Barloworld Power’s main Boksburg campus, which indicated that significant energy savings could be achieved by replacing existing oversized... 

Sunlight harvester growing market share 

By: Pimani Baloyi     27th June 2014 Sunlight harvesting systems supplier Light Sculptors reports that its services have been well received by the South African wine industry and food manufacturing industry. Light Sculptors is the first company to focus on developing and selling sunlight harvesting systems for the South African... 

Mahindra records best ever year in SA

By: Irma Venter     11th February 2014 Mahindra South Africa (MSA) in 2013 experienced its best sales year ever since it opened its doors ten years ago, the company said on Tuesday. The local arm of the Indian conglomerate sold 4 056 new vehicles in 2013, up 4% on the 3 895 units sold in 2012. 

Daf Appoints New National Sales Director

30th January 2014 Mark Gavin has been appointed National Sales Director for DAF’s southern African operations. Gavin has been in the truck business since 1994, gaining a depth of experience in all operational aspects of the local industry during his tenure at other European truck distributors over this 20 year... 

TÜV SÜD, a global player active in the testing, inspection and certification service market, took another great stride forward yesterday in fulfilling their growth strategy in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd September 2013 The opening of their new offices for one of their divisions, TÜV SÜD South Africa Pro-Tec in Middelburg, Mpumalanga provided a platform to its executives to share the plans for the group. Since 2010, when TÜV SÜD entered the South African market with a partnership with a Cape based vehicle... 

TÜV SÜD, a global player active in the testing, inspection and certification service market, took another great stride forward yesterday in fulfilling their growth strategy in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2013 The opening of their new offices for one of their divisions, TÜV SÜD South Africa Pro-Tec in Middelburg, Mpumalanga provided a platform to its executives to share the plans for the group. Since 2010, when TÜV SÜD entered the South African market with a partnership with a Cape based vehicle... 

Shanduka dismisses 250, pursues normality after illegal strike 

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th March 2013 Shanduka Coal has dismissed the 250 workers that embarked on an illegal and somewhat violent two-day strike at the Graspan colliery, in Mpumalanga, last week. The workers at the Middelburg-based mine downed tools on March 18 demanding performance bonuses and had to be forcibly removed from mine... 

Calm after violence erupts at Graspan mine

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th March 2013 Shanduka’s Graspan colliery returned to calm on Wednesday following a clash between police and striking workers on Tuesday that resulted in the injury of two and the arrest of nine people. About 250 workers at the Middelburg-based mine downed tools on Tuesday in illegal protest action and had to... 

Memories of Middelburg

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     19th October 2012 The other day I went to the town of Middleburg (somebody has to from time to time).  

Company Announcement: TÜV SÜD adds value

19th September 2012 As a global technical services provider with a tradition of almost 150 years, TÜV SÜD brings together people, technology and the environment – with a long-term perspective, in a sustainable manner and by adding value 


14th September 2012 Since its inception in 1984, Mpumalanga-based Electrotron has evolved into a manufacturer of conveyor signalling as well as ‘stop’ and protection systems used in underground mines, overland environments, power stations and quarries. 


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