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Manganese to move through EL port due to rail solution

THE construction of the Mamathwane Crossing Loop in the Northern Cape eliminates the bottleneck for the growth of Transnet Freight Rail’s manganese export growth. According...

NMBM mandated to manage manganese activities’ environmental impact

THE Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) had not taken any action in relation to the manganese storage and logistics industry in...

Sharing findings on traffic management on surface mines

LONG-serving Surface mining industry association (ASPASA) member, Afrisam recently conducted traffic management analysis that delivered a number of interesting results and findings that can contribute...

Hands-free rod handling system enhances safety and productivity

A HANDS-FREE rod handling system designed to fully automate the loading of drill rods and core barrel operation is enhancing safety, lowering costs and improving...

Unique suspension crane will operate underground

CONDRA is to manufacture a 15-ton suspension crane of unusual configuration as one of two overhead cranes ordered for underground use at a Botswana...

Locally-manufactured mobile coal crusher is a ‘triumph’

IN the highly competitive world of mobile coal crushing, Pilot Crushtec’s DoppiaTrac DR400 is a triumph of local design and engineering, with a decade...

Transnet doubling capacity for emerging miners at Gqeberha and Saldanha

NEW contracting and capacity allocation processes have commenced as Transnet prepares to open up capacity allocation for emerging miners. Transnet has previously announced its intention...

Thanks to quarries, the future is set in stone

FEW South Africans realise the key role quarries play in their everyday lives and how crucial they are to the country by providing materials...

Valve range an industry mainstay for over 25 years

The ARVALV through-port knife-gate valve range from AR Controls has been an industry mainstay for over 25 years, says Head of Engineering Ockert (OJ)...

Composite cements lead in sustainability drive

IT has been over two decades since AfriSam began accelerating its efforts to reduce carbon emissions from its cement production. This has put the...

UN warns of global sand shortages

By Nico Pienaar, Director ASPASA THE United Nations has called for urgent action to prevent a sand crisis as worldwide demand surges. Centuries of unregulated...

Illegal sand extraction ‘destroying our waterways’

ILLICIT sand mining in rivers around the country is taking a damaging toll on the environment and as well as unprotected pits that create...

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