Africa Mining News

Tough times ahead for power hungry SA gold mines

Eskom's request for three consecutive price hikes of 45% would raise costs at South African gold producers anywhere from 15% to 30%

ArcelorMittal SA says power could be constraint if market rebounds in 2010

Africa's largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal South Africa, was concerned about the prospects of sharply rising electricity prices. But CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita indicated on Monday that she was more immediately concerned with South Africa's

Rema Tip Top and Dunlop Belting to form "one-stop-shop" conveyor belt alliance

Rema Tip Top South Africa, a leading conveyor belt maintenance provider, is linking up with Dunlop Belting, a manufacturer of heavy duty conveyor belts, to form a strategic alliance. This co-operation, according to Thorsten Wach, the company’s Managing Director, will “bring together two power houses within the rubber industry, where both partners are able to [...]

CCT begins marketing drive for its FT-based technology

Attached please find a press release on: South Africa has embarked on an aggressive international marketing drive following the successful operation for commercial use, of its pilot plant in China over the past 18 months.

New technology monitors tyre pressure

Producer of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles Wabco Automotive South Africa has introduced a new technology that will monitor tyre pressures and enhance the safety of a fleet.

ABB unveils R400m Gauteng green building

Engineering firm ABB South Africa's new R400-million Longmeadow facility is fully operational, the company announced on Tuesday. The new facility, designed according to international green building standards to boost energy efficiency and to reduce water

Company Announcement: Multiflo Spider Allows Flexible Dredging Of Settling Ponds For Anglo Gold

Attached please find a press release on: Weir Warman Africa has successfully commissioned the first locally manufactured Multiflo Waterspider at Anglo Gold Ashanti in Klerksdorp.

Truck sales forecast plunges to 20 000 units for 2009

The truck market continues to record sales at levels last seen five years ago. The total sales volume of ?1 409 units reported during May to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) was ?41,2% lower than the 2 862

Employment outlook to remain weak until next year

Employment in South Africa would remain ?weak? until 2010, with the overall employment environment having become ?much more negative? in the first quarter of 2009, recruitment and market research firm Adcorp Holdings reported on Wednesday. The

EPA must not undermine Sacu – Minister

The recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) should not be allowed to undermine the SA Customs Union (SACU), Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. However, he emphasised that South Africa had not threatened to 'walk into the

Company Announcement: Next Phase Of Kalagadi Manganese Project

Attached please find a press release on: (AIM:MDM) is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on the Front-End Engineering and Design (?FEED?) phase of the ?s (?Kalagadi Manganese?) project at Hotazel, South Africa. The Company is also

Company Announcement: MTU Engines for Locomotives and Trainsets

Attached please find a press release on: MTU South Africa (PTY) Ltd. For many decades, MTU engines have been providing reliable railway drive systems. As early as 1924, serial engines developed and manufactured by - ?s, Germany, predecessor - have

Semafo’s gold to generate solar power for inhabitants of Burkina Faso?

Semafo is partnering with the government of Burkina Faso to undertake a prefeasibility study to construct a 20 MW solar power station to generate electricity. Semafo is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. It currently operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea. The first phase of [...]

Change in Technology Licensing Arrangements for Bateman Engineered Technologies

Following the acquisition of the Delkor Group of Companies by Bateman Engineered Technologies B.V. (part of the Bateman Engineering Group) in 2008, the licence agreement for Africa between Westech Inc of the USA and Bateman […]

New heights For downhole drilling

Precision matters when spending millions of dollars drilling for minerals or oil and gas in harsh environments such as the North Sea, the frozen Arctic or scorching deserts of North Africa. That’s why more and […]

New heights For downhole drilling

Precision matters when spending millions of dollars drilling for minerals or oil and gas in harsh environments such as the North Sea, the frozen Arctic or scorching deserts of North Africa. That’s why more and […]

BHP Billiton warns on Bayside smelter's viability

BHP Billiton said on Friday the financial viability of its Bayside aluminium smelter in South Africa was at risk following a sharp fall in demand for its products owing to the global downturn. The world's biggest miner said the Bayside plant -- one of

Developments In The Mining Sector Boost The Botswana Electricity Industry, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Attached please find a press release on: Botswana faces a severe electricity crisis, which has been compounded by a similar crisis in neighbouring South Africa. As a result, BPC, the public utility, has embarked on signficant capital expenditure for a

ABB wins $32 million order for coal handling plant in Mozambique

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a $32 million order from Vale in Mozambique for complete electrification and automation solutions to maximise productivity, monitor energy use and minimise energy consumption at a new coal mine. The new mine is, according to ABB, one of Vale’s major investments in Africa and will [...]

South Africa “may” delay mining royalties

South Africa had been set to impose mining royalties (under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act) in May 2009. Yesterday, following discussions with labour and industry, South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel (one of […]