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Franklin Electric – Grid Solutions offers DTM with new capabilities

Comtest, the representative of Franklin Electric—Grid Solutions has announced that their INCON™ Distribution Transformer Monitor (DTM) has been updated to include new transformer life prediction functionality, enabling service and maintenance forecasting. The enhancement leverages predictive algorithms to estimate the remaining lifespan of transformers to streamline operations. Additionally, the DTM now …

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Integrated Fire Technology Returns to Electra Mining Africa

Integrated Fire Technology is gearing up for a return to the upcoming Electra Mining Africa Expo, set to take place at Nasrec Johannesburg in early September. The company will use the event to unveil its latest advancements in fire suppression technology, reaffirming its steadfast commitment to enhancing safety standards across …

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SKF takes reliability to the trenches with maintenance free Y Bearing Unit

SKF’s maintenance free Y Bearing Unit has significantly extended equipment uptime for key customer Gibela, a foremost, level 5CE CIBD-rated civil company with more than ten years’ experience in the field. The environment in which Gibela operates its machines and equipment can be extremely taxing. Charl Engelbrecht, SKF Key Accounts …

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Barminco extends service stay at MMG’s Khoemacau copper mine

Perenti’s underground mining business, Barminco, has finalised discussions regarding the existing five-year mining services contract for the Khoemacau copper mine with Khoemacau Copper Mining Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of MMG Limited, it says. Barminco has been operating at Khoemacau since the mine commenced in 2019, initially winning the services contract …

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Fall in diamond production to slowdown economy

The local economy is projected to further decelerate this year, the International Monetary Fund announced recently. The projection comes after the IMF team led by Luc Eyraud, Division Chief in the IMF African Department and Mission Chief for Botswana, visited the country and held economic discussions from July 2 to12, 2024. “Looking …

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Dialogue on creating a post-mining future for communities

A dialogue session at Wits University later this month will give some new insights into practical and strategic ways for mines to do right by communities, now and into the future. The event is arranged by the Successful Application of Technologies Centred Around People (SATCAP) programme at the Wits Mining …

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‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together

Electra Mining Africa, recognized as a ‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ is set to be one of the biggest exhibitions this year. Slated for the 2nd to the 6th of September at Nasrec, Johannesburg, the event incorporates five shows – Electra Mining Africa, Automation Expo, Elenex Africa, POWERex, and Transport Expo. With over 850 companies …

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Botswana’s Diamond Woes Cast Shadow over Africa’s Mining Future

Botswana, the sparkling jewel of southern Africa and the world’s leading producer of rough diamonds by value, is facing a sobering reality. Its economy has contracted by a worrying 5.3% in the first quarter of 2024, marking the sharpest decline since the throes of the pandemic. This downturn can be …

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Botswana Blasts Off: First Satellite Set to Unearth Hidden Riches

Botswana is set to take a giant leap into the space age with the development of its first satellite, BOTSAT-1. This ambitious project, a collaboration between the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) and Bulgarian satellite builder EnduroSat, promises to revolutionize the nation’s mining industry while bolstering its …

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Lucara Appoints Lauren Freeman as Vice President, Mineral Resources

Effective 1 July 2024, Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the appointment of Dr. Lauren Freeman as Vice President, Mineral Resources. Freeman, a renowned specialist in large Type II diamonds, brings over 25 years of extensive experience in the mining industry. Her expertise encompasses mineral resource estimation, diamond value management, diamond …

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