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HowardPhillips puts quality and service back into the powder coating industry

     Updated 4 hours ago The name HowardPhillips represents a team of specialists with a shared goal of providing customers with world-class quality aluminium powder coating solutions.  The company is spearheaded by powder coating industry guru Barney Phillips who, when establishing HowardPhillips (Pty) Ltd. in August... 

Northam buys Glencore’s Eland mine for R175m; secures chrome marketing agreement

By: Anine Kilian     24th February 2017 JSE-listed Northam Platinum has acquired the Eland platinum mine from Glencore Operations South Africa for R175-million.  It has also concluded an exclusive chrome marketing agreement with Glencore International, which will market and sell chrome produced at Northam’s Zondereinde and Booysendal... 

Zuwa Solar to develop a 80 -120 MW Solar PV farm on the Bwana Mkubwa tailings dams located at the First Quantum Minerals tailings dam site in Ndola, Zambia

     24th February 2017 Zuwa Solar Limited, a Zambian registered solar PV Development company proposes to construct an 80 – 120 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant on approximately 150 ha of land on the surface of old copper ore tailings dams that are derived from copper mines operated by First Quantum Mining and... 

Argonaut secures 420 ha mineral concession from Fresnillo

By: Henry Lazenby     24th February 2017 TSX-listed Argonaut Gold has secured 420 ha of land under mineral concessions owned by a subsidiary of Fresnillo, and which covers known projections of mineralisation that are part of its 100%-owned El Castillo mine, in Mexico. Argonaut subsidiary Minera Real Del Orohas has entered into an... 

MENA region to account for big proportion of 3% growth

     24th February 2017 Last month, international consultancy company Deloitte projected a growth of more than 3% in global defence spending in 2017 after years of declining budgets. 

Refurbished fashion outlet receives new LED lighting

By: Nadine James     24th February 2017 Electrical solutions provider Magnet supplied a range of light-emitting diode (LED) light fittings to the newly refurbished Q’Dos fashion outlet at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, last year. Magnet lighting solutions engineer Kaylen Reddy explains that the design... 

Pan African CEO accuses union of ‘blatantly false’ safety statements 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2017 The CEO of the London Aim- and Johannesburg-listed precious metals and coal mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday accused the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of making statements that were “blatantly false” on safety practice at the Evander gold mine in Mpumalanga. “I will not say... 

Senex commits A$50m to Western Surat gas project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st February 2017 ASX-listed Senex Energy will invest some A$50-million in a 30-well drilling campaign in the Western Surat gas project, marking its first major investment in the project. MD and CEO Ian Davies on Tuesday said the work programme would result in significant gas volumes from drill-ready acreage, with... 

Free cash rockets to $278m, dividend resumed – AngloGold

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2017 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti will resume dividends after lower operating and interest costs helped it nearly double free cash flow to $278-million on lower production. In the 12 months to December 31, AngloGold Ashanti produced 3.6-million ounces of gold across its 17-mine portfolio at a... 

Pan African shares fall on fatality-linked mining suspension at Evander

By: Martin Creamer     20th February 2017 The share price of Pan African Resources fell by more than 8% in early trade on Monday after the company issued a stock exchange news service notice announcing a fatality-linked 55-day mining suspension of the Evander shafts where studies recently identified critical infrastructure issues... 

Mokonyane gives thumbs-up as Eastern Basin plant treats 94 Mℓ/d of AMD 

By: Ilan Solomons     17th February 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has lauded the successes achieved at the Eastern Basin acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant, in Springs, in Gauteng. The R1-billion plant, which started operations in June 2016, was completed under the instruction of State-owned water management... 

Commitment to quality boosts confidence in specialised product

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th February 2017 Construction solutions provider a.b.e. Construction Chemicals is seeing growing confidence in the use of specialised coatings in the South African construction industry, proving that the company’s commitment to high quality and durability in its product range continues to be a successful strategy... 

Bloom Lake FS demonstrates financially viable, competitive project

By: Henry Lazenby     16th February 2017 A feasibility study (FS) completed on ASX- and TSX-listed Champion Iron Ore’s Bloom Lake mine, in north-eastern Quebec, has demonstrated a financially viable and competitive project in current global markets. “This is a major result for the company. Based on conservative assumptions, the FS... 

Real, Round-The-Clock Rental Pump Availability

     15th February 2017 There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,”... 

Walford Creek proves a win for Aeon

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th February 2017 A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the Walford Creek metals project, in Queensland, has estimated a projected life-of-mine revenue of some A$579-million. ASX-listed Aeon Metals reports that the project is expected to produce 38 000 t of copper, 29 000 t of zinc and 3 000 t of cobalt... 

Choosing a Hawkeye Borescope...let us assist you!

     15th February 2017  Choosing the correct borescope for your application, can seem a little daunting.  G.P.Agencies are equipped to assist you in identifying the best borescope for you depending on your exact requirements. Below however, you can find a general overview as to what aspects are considered when choosing... 

Real, Round-The-Clock Rental Pump Availability

     15th February 2017 There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,”... 

Legal Concerns In Mine Roll-Out Of Proximity Detection Systems

     15th February 2017 Moving machinery is the second highest cause of fatalities in South African mines after falls of ground, making the implementation of effective proximity detection systems (PDS) a crucial step, but there are still perceived grey areas in mine safety regulations. According to Anton Lourens,... 

Canadian Zinc, NTPC to evaluate LNG power generation for Prairie Creek

By: Henry Lazenby     14th February 2017 Junior project developer Canadian Zinc has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) to assess electricity supply options for the Prairie Creek zinc/lead/silver mine. Under the terms of the MoU, NTPC has agreed to work with Canadian Zinc to... 

Seabridge expands Nevada footprint

By: Henry Lazenby     14th February 2017 Canadian project developer Seabridge Gold plans to acquire Paulson Gold Holdings’ Snowstorm project, located on the prospective intersection of three of the most important gold trends, the Carlin, Getchell and Northern Nevada Rift Zone trends, in Northern Nevada. The Snowstorm property comprises... 

Stillwater deal advances as Sibanye grasps $2.6bn bridge finance nettle

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2017 Precious metals mining company Sibanye on Monday announced that it had successfully closed the syndication of the bridge facilities to support its acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company of the US. Sibanye said in a Johannesburg Stock Exchange news service announcement that the syndication... 

Company expects increased product demand in 2017

By: Kimberley Smuts     10th February 2017 South African bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) predicts another successful year for the Rocol range of products, as a result of increased interest in the lubricant Rocol Reaming, Tapping, Drilling (RTD) range for reaming, tapping and drilling... 

Two ‘gold’ Rolls-Royce Phantoms to be added to fleet at ultraluxury Macau hotel

By: Irma Venter     10th February 2017 Two ‘gold’ Rolls Royce Phantoms are set to join a fleet of 30 Phantoms soon to operate at Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung’s The 13 ultra-luxury hotel development in Macau, southern China. The 13’s fleet of Phantoms, valued at R236-million when placed in 2014, represents the single largest order... 

Canadian Gold Miner hits bonanza gold grades in Northern Ontario 

By: Henry Lazenby     9th February 2017 Explorer Canadian Gold Miner (CGM) has reported a head grade of 240 g/t gold from a 1.23 t sample of vein material taken from the 100%-owned West Matachewan project, in Northern Ontario, located 25 km along the Cadillac-Larder break west from Alamos Gold's Young-Davidson mine. CGM is held 65% by... 

Releasing Agents For Every Concrete Purpose

     9th February 2017 Releasing agents are a valuable part of any construction project, ensuring that concrete does not stick to formwork or moulds; the CHRYSO® Dem range takes this technology another step forward with a brand to suit every application. According to Hannes Engelbrecht, general manager:inland at CHRYSO... 

IFAT Africa 2017: Finding ways out of the water crisis

     9th February 2017 Messe München GmbH Messegelände 81823 München Deutschland Southern Africa suffering under severe drought Pipeline projects worth billions planned Greater use of groundwater and seawater in the future From September 12 to 14, 2017, local and international representatives from the environmental... 

Latest safety-helmet suspensions offer improved comfort

     9th February 2017 Painful compression headaches due to safety helmets that don’t fit properly are now a thing of the past thanks to flush suspension tabs on the latest MSA Fas-Trac® III ratchet suspensions, available from MSA Africa for its V-Gard range of safety helmets. The latest suspensions can be ordered... 

Fortinet Extends Security Fabric Protection into the Internet of Things

     8th February 2017 Fortinet Announces Security Fabric Capabilities to Arm Enterprises with Visibility and Control to Defend Against Rising Threats from IoT   Fortinet® the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, recently announced the extension of the Fortinet Security Fabric to defend... 

New Revolutionary Quick-Curing A.B.E. Protection For Discovery Air-Conditioning Plant

     8th February 2017 A.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ new VIP quickfloor system that can cure in less than an hour to enable flooring contractors to provide incredibly rapid flooring has been applied as waterproofing protection at the Discovery Holdings headquarters in Sandton. A.b.e., part of the Chryso Southern... 

Speedy supply of Speedi-Sleeve seals from SKF

     8th February 2017 SKF South Africa provided a turnkey solution to assist an OEM customer in reducing lead times and streamlining planned downtime. In addition to the long lead times on seals for their underground earthmoving equipment, the customer was also unhappy with general service delivery from their supplier... 

Granada, Frist Nations ink LOI for precious metals exploration in Quebec

By: Henry Lazenby     8th February 2017 TSX-V-listed project developer Granada Gold Mine has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Temagami First Nation (TFN) and Teme-Augama Anishnabai (TAA), giving Granada the opportunity to evaluate brownfield sites on the First Nations’ traditional territory for potential redevelopment. The LOI... 

Jubilee delivers first chromite production at Hernic

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th February 2017 Mine-to-metals specialist Jubilee Platinum has achieved the first chromite production at its Hernic ferrochrome project, following the successful tie-in of the chromite recovery plant into the operational stream. Commissioning of the platinum group metals (PGMs) recovery plant – the natural... 

Inquiry into Lily mine accident to start within a few days

By: Kim Cloete     6th February 2017 An inquiry into an accident at the Lily gold mine, in Barberton, Mpumalanga, a year ago, will start within the next few days. This follows the wrapping up of an investigation by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). The primary objective of the inquiry is to find the container in which three... 

Sweet coating solutions for the sugar industry from Thermaspray

     6th February 2017 Thermaspray, South Africa’s surface engineering and thermal spray coating technology specialist, offers a range of high quality coating techniques that assist the sugar industry in reducing maintenance costs by protecting both new and worn equipment parts and components against abrasive,... 

Millennial swoops in on Argentina lithium prospect

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd February 2017 TSX-V-listed Millennial Lithium has signed a definitive option agreement to acquire the prospective Pocitos West project, in Argentina. Pocitos West is next to ground recently acquired by fellow TSX-V-listed explorer Pure Energy Minerals and is near known lithium resources, including the Rincon... 

Ventilation groups team up in new African collaboration

By: David Oliveira     3rd February 2017 Germany-based TLT-Turbo, and local industrial fans and ventilation companies MechCaL and TLT ACTOM, will team up to produce and distribute a full range of ventilation products for the mining, construction, industrial and power markets in South Africa and wider sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). After... 

DRDGold reserves revised upwards by 67%

By: African News Agency      2nd February 2017 DRDGold on Thursday confirmed that it had recorded a 66.6% increase in mineral reserves on December 31. The South African producer that recovers gold from the retreatment of surface tailings, said the revision was the result of a drilling programme and pre-feasibility study that was started in... 

Fieldturf, World Leader In Synthetic Turf Sports Products Enters S.A. Market

     31st January 2017 In a major boost to the upgrading of South African artificial turf sports facilities, the world’s largest producer of synthetic sports and landscape surfacing is entering the local market. FieldTurf, part of the 130-year-old Paris Stock Exchange-listed Tarkett Group, has signed a distribution... 

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