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I-MAK gearbox solutions tailored to meet pump applications

I-MAK, one of the premium global brands in the stable of bearings and power transmissions specialist, Bearings International (BI), has led the global market with a wide portfolio of gearbox and drive solutions for over 50 years. With more than 1 000 000 references and hundreds of different product lines, …

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Mining Indaba 2025 theme released

Organisers of the annual renowned mining jamboree Mining Indaba have announced the theme for next year’s event. According to the organisers, the Mining Indaba 2025 will be held under the banner: Future-Proofing African Mining, Today! “Together, let’s mine not only precious resources but also hope, resilience, and a legacy worthy …

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Botswana’s Mining Industry Hit by Production Slump

Botswana’s once-booming mining industry is grappling with significant production slowdowns, according to a recent report by state-run Statistics Botswana. The Diamond Index, a key indicator of the sector’s health, fell 1.8% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, painting a concerning picture. While diamond production dipped slightly, the report attributes …

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Botswana Diamonds Shine Brighter as Global Market Reels

While the global diamond industry grapples with the fallout of sanctions on Russian stones, Botswana’s diamond sector is experiencing a remarkable surge. This southern African nation, the world’s second-largest diamond producer, is witnessing a confluence of positive developments that are solidifying its position as a key player in the market. …

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AFSIC to drive Africa’s sustainable growth

Organisers of the annual Africa focused investment conference AFSIC- Investing in Africa expect over 1400 delegates, at C level or similar from both Africa and the rest of the world, to engage in the African investment ecosystem. With over US$6bn worth of deals and investment opportunities profiled on site last …

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Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa.

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced in leading projects, managing global multi-disciplinary engineering teams, and driving business development across the African region. “I look forward to …

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Seriously safe boots for the mining industry

With Africa holding 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, the industry is poised for further investment as operations scale across the continent, notably in Southern and central Africa. Bata Industrials South Africa, a South African-based safety shoe manufacturer, believes in the need to begin with the basics of a …

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New senior regional appointment to Nissan Africa leadership-Updated

Jordi Vila, currently Nissan Divisional Vice President Marketing and Sales Europe is appointed as President Nissan Africa, as DVP. Joni Paiva, currently Nissan Africa President & India Sales & Marketing DVP will return to the Renault group. Vila is a 30-year Nissan veteran with extensive experience sales and marketing in …

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Eastport Ventures Inc. Welcomes Robin Birchall as New CEO

A forward-thinking Canadian Mining House specialising in Copper, Uranium, REEs, Nickel, and Diamonds in Botswana, Eastport-Ventures Inc has announced the appointment of Robin Birchall as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Over the past seven years, Eastport strategically acquired six mineral projects, benefiting from a total exploration and development expenditure exceeding …

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Lucara Unearths Lucrative Diamonds from Botswana Mine

Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX: LUC) has unearthed a trove of valuable diamonds from its Karowe Mine in Botswana, a significant development for the company and the diamond industry. The recovered stones include a remarkable 320-carat gem-quality, light brown diamond, alongside an impressive 111-carat Type IIa white diamond and two additional …

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