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Botswana May Increase De Beers Stake as Anglo American Considers Spin-Off

The Botswana government is considering increasing its shareholding in global diamond miner De Beers, according to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, following parent company Anglo American’s announcement of plans to spin off or sell the business. Botswana currently owns a 15% stake in De Beers and contributes 70% of the company’s annual …

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De Beers Up for Grabs: Botswana Eyes Bigger Slice of Diamond Giant

Diamonds may be forever, but Anglo American’s grip on De Beers seems to be loosening. The Botswana government, a key player with a 15% stake in the diamond giant, is eyeing a potentially bigger piece of the pie as Anglo weighs a spin-off or sale. “This could be the best …

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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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The evolution of oil filtration systems

Early automotive engines didn’t use any kind of filtration for the oil. It wasn’t until a patent was granted to Ernest Sweetland and George Greenhalgh in 1923 – for their product the “pure oil later” or “Purolator” – that you could buy an automobile with a full-pressure lubrication system. It …

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Too much of a good thing

More is not always the right approach when it comes to using oil additives.  In many instances, blending more additive into the oil, does not result in improved performance. Sometimes, adding more additive actually causes the oil’s function to deteriorate.  In other cases, while the performance of the additive doesn’t …

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Aftermarket oil additives can backfire

Increasing the percentage of a certain additive may improve one property of an oil, while at the same time degrading another. When the specified concentrations of additives become unbalanced, overall oil quality can be affected. Some additives compete with each other for the same space on a metal surface. For …

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Insights into oil additives

By simply including an additive, an inferior base oil cannot be converted into a premium product. It is illogical to use poor-quality oil on a continuing basis, and attempt to overcome its poor lubricating qualities with some special additive. A far better approach is to determine the manufacturer’s recommendation as …

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Andrada Mining Enhances Uis Mine with TOMRA’s Cutting-Edge XRT Sorting Technology

In a move aligned with its ambitious expansion plans, Andrada Mining has chosen to incorporate TOMRA XRT sensor-based sorting technology into its flagship Uis Mine in Namibia. This strategic acquisition includes the addition of pre-concentration circuits aimed at enhancing the mine’s output. The Uis tin mine, one of Namibia’s largest …

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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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Africa Loses Shine in Global Mining Investment Race

Africa’s once-promising allure for mining exploration has dimmed considerably, according to the latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies. The continent now houses the most jurisdictions ranked at the bottom of the global attractiveness index, raising concerns about policy uncertainty and environmental regulations. While rich in mineral wealth, numerous African …

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