Wednesday , June 12 2024

Technology

Trafo Powers Up DRC Mine Expansion in Race Against Time

In a story that highlights South African engineering prowess under pressure, Trafo Power Solutions has emerged as the unlikely hero for a copper-zinc mine expansion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Trafo, a specialist in dry-type transformer applications, has been contracted to supply three mini-substations and two transformers – …

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SKF unleashes raid to stamp out counterfeit bearings

Authorities, with collaborative support from SKF, recently conducted a large, highly effective raid action on a very well-known bearing seller of SKF bearings in Cape Town. The bearing seller, who has been on SKF’s radar for quite some time, has been selling counterfeit SKF bearings to numerous customers in the …

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Mining industry urged to invest in ‘disruptive’ digital technology

Digital technology stands to add significant value to the mining industry in terms of exploration, project evaluation, mine design, operations, closure, and post-closure phases. This is the view of Heinrich Jantzen, Senior Mining Advisor at Zutari. The leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm will be present at Mining Indaba …

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Marula Mining Bolsters East African Push with Exploration Head Appointment

Africa-focused Marula Mining (AQSE: MARU) has tapped veteran geologist Collins Aseto as its Head of Exploration in East Africa, signalling a strategic shift towards expanding its battery metal footprint in the region. Aseto boasts 15 years of experience navigating the continent’s mineral landscapes, honed during stints at Lonmin, Anglo-American, and …

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Walkabout upbeat about Lindi Jumbo project

Walkabout the developers Lindi Jumbo in Tanzania says have optimised the three-year mine plan to generate enough waste for TSF wall lifts, while creating sufficient grade ore stockpiles for blending and commissioning. “Improvements to the approach has led to a substantial reduction in operational waste rock mining and total tonnes …

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Tanzania the Gateway to East Africa’s Critical Minerals Investment Opportunity

The country’s favourable investment climate, coupled with its abundance of natural resources, makes it an attractive destination for investment At the official press launch for the Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum 2023 (www.TanzaniaMiningInvestmentForum.com) held today in Dar Es Salaam, Honourable Dr. Doto Mashaka Biteko, Minister of Minerals highlighted the unparalleled …

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Open data dialogue reach extractive, energy sectors

Over one thousand stakeholders from the extractive and energy sectors, will gather for the 2023 EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) Global Conference, this year. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources. It seeks to address the key governance …

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Shifting energy gears in manufacturing

Manufacturing is an inherently energy-intensive sector. According to the EIA, 35% of energy consumption in the US is attributed to the industrial sector of which 81% is used by manufacturing. In South Africa, the industry is equally the primary user of power at 52% of the total electricity consumption, and …

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Hamar growth pattern continues to soar

Specialist electrical partner for Africa’s mining and industry Hamar with over four decades on the market continues to record remarkable growth trajectory. Established in 1981 as a panel manufacturing specialist, increasing customer demand for its quality products and expert workmanship saw Hamar Controls expand its capabilities, adding electrical and instrumentation …

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New Namibian company for Vesconite

Buying Vesconite products in Namibia has become easier with the establishment of a wholly-owned Namibian subsidiary. Known as Vesconite Bearings Namibia, the new company will stock frequently-ordered hollow bar, solid rods and plate for ease of ordering and distribution into the Southern African country. “Coastal Couriers, a leader in the …

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