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Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

Fuel efficient, next-gen ‘smart’ crawler excavators

NEW to HPE Africa’s range of Hyundai crawler excavators, is the recently launched Hyundai R210 SMART PLUS series, with advanced design features over the...

The risks and rewards of operating in Africa

THE risk of nationalisation, deadly insurgencies and poor access to remote sites are just some of the challenges facing companies operating in Africa. That’s according...

New high head pump series holds its head high

ATLAS Copco has unveiled its new PAC H pump series, which features a maximum head size of 150m, a maximum flow of up to...

How chute design can ease materials handling headaches

THERE is often more than one problem a plant faces in moving materials, with some of the most pressing being spillages and blockages at...

Breaking efficiency and productivity barriers

THE RTEX and TEX pneumatic breaker ranges from Atlas Copco are a perfect balance between great performance and high comfort. That’s according to the company’s...

World first 18-ton battery loader

SANDVIK has revealed its new battery-electric loader, the 18-ton LH518B. According to the multinational engineering company, the LH518B has been designed, ground-up, entirely around the...

Quieter, more productive surface rock drills

ATLAS Copco’s new Surface Rock Drills, the SRD range, offer reliability, efficiency, minimum maintenance, rapid service and low operating costs. That’s according to Atlas Copco...

SA crushers boost capacity at Persian Gulf plant

WHEN one of the largest crushing operations in the Gulf state of Oman needed to raise its production by 30%, Weir Minerals knew that...

Lubrication a misunderstood yet essential part of mining operations

LUBRICATION is often the most misunderstood part of mining operations. However, it is one of the most important areas as it is essential to...

Mobile raiseborer really gives it horns

IN response to customer requests for a different approach to the raise drilling and blasting sequence, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology’s describes its highly...

Bumps in the road but innovators keep eyes on prize

TWO Wits University innovators may have hit a bump in the road towards commercialising their novel process for the recovery of platinum group metals...

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Massive fuel price hike looms: more pain for SA farmers

PETROL and diesel prices could rise by as much as R3 a litre when the fuel tax returns to normal in June. Treasury cut the...

Insurance ombuds put R400M back in the hands of consumers

BOTH the ombuds for long-term (life) and short-term (non-life) insurance jointly put almost R400-milion back in the hands of consumers in 2021. The ombuds for...

Momentous milestone for passenger car maker

VOLKSWAGEN SA celebrated a momentous milestone earlier this month with the 1-millionth Polo for export rolling off the production line at the plant in...

Food safety at risk as importers battle delays

PRODUCT recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses make headlines all the time. But recent supply chain bottlenecks are raising fears about food quality and...