Business

Shifting energy gears in manufacturing

Manufacturing is an inherently energy-intensive sector. According to the EIA, 35% of energy consumption in the US is attributed to the industrial sector of which 81% is used by manufacturing. In South Africa, the industry is equally the primary user of power at 52% of the total electricity consumption, and …

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Hamar growth pattern continues to soar

Specialist electrical partner for Africa’s mining and industry Hamar with over four decades on the market continues to record remarkable growth trajectory. Established in 1981 as a panel manufacturing specialist, increasing customer demand for its quality products and expert workmanship saw Hamar Controls expand its capabilities, adding electrical and instrumentation …

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Kal Tire display latest innovation at Electra Mining

Kal Tire is showcasing innovative and responsive solutions at this year’s Electra Mining, supporting mining operations looking to a future with improved ESG, safety and productivity. The company says it presents a host of innovations—from an expanded carbon emissions reporting program and a recycling solution that promotes a circular economy …

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Sandfire Copper Mine Expansion Underway

Australian firm, Sandfire Resources which is operating in Botswana announced on 30 August 2022 that it will spend an additional $71.9 million to expand production at its under-construction Motheo copper mine. It has plans to set up a major mining hub in the Kalahari Copper Belt. The expansion investment will allow …

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New Namibian company for Vesconite

Buying Vesconite products in Namibia has become easier with the establishment of a wholly-owned Namibian subsidiary. Known as Vesconite Bearings Namibia, the new company will stock frequently-ordered hollow bar, solid rods and plate for ease of ordering and distribution into the Southern African country. “Coastal Couriers, a leader in the …

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Electra Mining Africa to connect thousands across industries-Organisers

Electra Mining Africa is pulling out all the stops this year to deliver an event that will continue to act as a crucial and valuable meeting point for industry stakeholders. Thousands of people will connect across industries throughout the course of the five-day event, thousands of items will be on …

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Duroxite® chromium carbide overlay (CCO) products safeguard equipment against wear in severe abrasive environments.

The harder the abrasive material, the more Duroxite® is the solution. Duroxite® overlay products are made by welding a carbide-rich steel alloy on top of a steel plate. This compound material has very high resistance to wear, for example in sliding wear environments where small and hard materials are processed such …

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Bigen – your one stop shop enabling profitable mining

The Bigen Group is a leading African infrastructure development company providing innovative and sustainable infrastructure and engineering solutions to shape a better future for Africa. The group provides a broad spectrum of socio-economic, financial, technical, environmental and institutional services and is a powerful change maker in the mining, agricultural, water …

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SA looks to Botswana for energy solutions

Botswana wants South Africa to buy even more electricity from it after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared his plan to import electricity from neighbouring nations to supplement South Africa’s limited power supply. Given that electricity cannot be stored on any significant scale and that fluctuations can tax generators, Botswana Power Corporation …

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ELECTRA MINING: Visitors can look forward to new products, technologies and developments from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will use this year’s Electra Mining Africa as a platform to showcase several new product and technology developments and solutions. “After a long period of COVID, we are now again in the fortunate position to be able to have face-to-face discussions with our customers,” says Wilfred Barkhuizen, …

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